On the Ground in Yangon
Keep up with the transformations in Myanmar as the nation undergoes tectonic changes.
The telco’s sale to Lebanon’s M1 Group and Myanmar military-linked conglomerate Shwe Byain Phyu has drawn the ire of rights groups.
The country’s economy has been hobbled by the military’s policies and deadly waves of COVID-19 infections.
The creators behind the Myanmar Dollar Project hope to allow Burmese citizens to move away from the military-controlled kyat economy.
As a brightly lit antithesis of the junta, the NUG is hoping to reinvent the country with a series of tech initiatives.
“The oversight board should encourage Facebook to implement a more sophisticated, proactive, and educational response,” said Oliver Spencer, a representative of Free Expression Myanmar.
With 18.2 million subscribers, Telenor’s sale of its Myanmar business leaves some users worried about the transfer of their data to a new telco.
Budget documents show that the Ministry of Transport and Communications earmarked USD 4 million in 2019 and 2020 for a “lawful interception” initiative.
Apps and websites like TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter not only host and disseminate text, photos, and videos from Myanmar, but also serve as ideological battlefronts.
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