Myanmar

55 million people
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

News & Updates

Freedom House issued the following statement after a court in Myanmar filed contempt of court charges against 17 journalists.

Freedom House released the following statement in response to Myanmar’s state-controlled monastic council ordering an indefinite ban on public speaking by Buddhist monk Shwe Nya Wah Sayadaw.

In response to Myanmar’s arrest of demonstrators at two protests last week and the on-going student demonstrations, Freedom House released the following statement:

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

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Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

 

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Senior Program Officer, Eurasia, Southeast Asia

Lauren Galacia is the Senior Program Officer for the Southeast Asia programs.  Prior to joining Freedom House, she oversaw the development and implementation of citizen engagement programs throughout Asia and Eurasia, with a focus on Thailand and Burma.

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Special Reports

Worst of the Worst 2011: The World's Most Repressive Societies

Freedom House has prepared this special report entitled Worst of the Worst: The World’s Most Repressive Societies, as a companion to its annual survey on the state of global political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World. The special report provides summary country reports, tables, and graphical information on the countries that receive the lowest combined ratings for political rights and civil liberties in Freedom in the World, and whose citizens endure systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Programs

Freedom House helps LGBTI rights groups in Southeast Asia to push back against the tide of intolerance.

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