The book looks at the key laws in Myanmar that affect people’s freedom to seek and share information and ideas – whether that is through the media, in everyday conversations, on the Internet, or in demonstrations in the street.
For each law, ARTICLE 19 points out where the main obstacles are to protecting and promoting the right to freedom of expression. It explains what international human rights law requires the government to do – or not do – in a certain area, in order to respect, protect and fulfil the right to freedom of expression.
ARTICLE 19 launched this guide as part of our work on reform in Myanmar. It is part of a series of such guides which are available at www.article19.org.