Myanmar

55 million people
Internet:
Not Free
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Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

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

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.

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.

On April 10, more than 200 guests filled the Hillyer Art Space for Freedom House’s Third Annual Photography and Art Auction fundraiser.

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Experts

Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.

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Senior Program Manager, Asia

Lauren Galacia manages the Asia program.  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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Signature Reports

Special Reports

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

In Southeast Asia, Freedom House programs enable citizens to assert their rights and supports their efforts to gain a greater say in how they are governed.

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

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