AAPP and PEN Myanmar (2017) Scorecard Assessing Fredom of Expression in Myanmar

AAPP along with 14 other organisations including Myanmar IT for Development Organization, PEN Myanmar, Myanmar Journalists Association, Yangon Journalism School, Burma News International and Article 19—issued an eight-page assessment report on the country’s landscape concerning freedom of expression under one year of NLD government leadership.

The group evaluated situations in six particular areas—laws and regulations, media independence and freedom, digital freedom, freedom of assembly, speech and opinion, right to information, and safety and security—with a scale of 10 points for outstanding achievement and 0 for regression in each area.

According to the indicators, the NLD government only achieved 8 out of 60 points in all six areas—1.3 points on average for each sector—which reflects a situation between “no progress” and “very little progress” regarding freedom of expression.

Please follow the following link to view the report:

First Annual Freedom of Expression Scorecard