Myanmar

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

News & Updates

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:

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

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

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

In advance of President Obama’s visit to Myanmar Nov. 12-13 and his talks with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi about national elections scheduled for 2015, Freedom House issued the following statement.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

Myanmar's sentencing five journalists to 10 years imprisonment for doing their job is a huge blow for press freedom in Myanmar and reverses signs of positive change.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Asia-Pacific

Experts

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

 

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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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