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Webinar - Myanmar's Digital Coup: What can we do to resist?

On Thursday 18 February, the ASEAN Regional Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship will host the "Myanmar's Digital Coup: What can we do to resist?" webinar to discuss the current digital dictatorship imposed by the Military Coup in Myanmar, with human rights activists at the forefront of the resistance, and ASEAN digital rights advocates!

The Military Coup which took place on 1st February in Myanmar is also a digital coup, with a digital dictatorship being imposed on netizens, media outlets, internet service providers, social media platforms. The regime is drafting a new cybersecurity law. The end goal of the Tatmadaw is to stop the domestic and international information flow on #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar. Activists resisting on the ground and SEA partners will provide their analysis and how they are resisting this digital coup, and offer practical solutions on potential ASEAN solidarity strategies !

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Moderated by Debbie Stothard (Founder & Coordinator of ALTSEAN-Burma), the conversation will kick-off with activists and media journalists at the forefront of the digital resistance, including:

- Thinzar Shunlei Yi, Anti-coup Activist, Youth Advocate & Feminist - Ko Swe Win, Editor-in-Chef, Myanmar Now - Ma Thida, Board member of PEN International & Member of PEN Myanmar - Tin Tin Nyo, Managing Director of BNI Multimedia Group

Digital rights activists from the ASEAN region will share their perspectives on ASEAN solidarity and resistance, followed by a Q&A session with all of you! Commentators include: - Damar Juniarto, Executive Director of SafeNet - Sopheap Chak, Executive Director of Cambodian Center for Human Rights - CCHR - Raman Chima, Asia Policy Director at Access Now - Emilie Palamy Pradichit, Founder & Executive Director of Manushya Foundation

Note: The ASEAN Regional Coalition to #StopDigitalDictatorship is led by ALTSEAN, Cambodian Center for Human Rights - CCHR, ELSAM, Manushya Foundation, PEN Myanmar, SafeNet, with support from Access Now. The regional coalition aims at growing and building a strong regional network resisting digital dictatorship in the ASEAN Region.


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