Freedom of Expression

Roundtable session at the Women’s Forum

The re-opening of a public space in Myanmar: what are the limits still applying to freedom of expression?

Freedom of expression and of assembly is strong part of building democracy. Activist and journalist shared their experience from the 2007 protest till now.
Very restricted space for free media although govt. censure has been lifted.

Daw Zin Mar Aung-former prisoner of conscience and winner of Women of Courage.

Daw Zin Mar Aung-former prisoner of conscience and winner of Women of Courage.

Daw Hla Hla Htay-AFP correspondent in Myanmar.

Daw Hla Hla Htay-AFP correspondent in Myanmar.

Cambodia experience:

Cambodia Spring has arrived after over 30 years of a harsh winter

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Civil society, human rights activists, opposition and workers have made a very significant contribution to freedom of expression. The mass protests continue with strong popular support and participation despite police crackdowns.

A new culture of non-violence as part of freedom of expression and assembly is alive at Freedom Park.

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Social media accessibility which is a real limitation in Myanmar is not the case in Cambodia.

Maintaining space and engaging citizens in building democracy with wider space for freedom of expression is a never ending-story.

From both countries :

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right.

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