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Freedom of Expression and Democracy in Asia
May 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm BMT
The presentations will draw from Asia Centre’s report, Defending Freedom of Expression: Fake News Laws in East and Southeast Asia (Read here) and as well as the Centre’s briefing note, Myanmar Coup and Internet Shutdowns (Read here) as well as its media commentaries and interviews on the subject.
The panelists will recommend that to address this issue of shrinking space for freedom of expression, international organisations increase their cooperation with academics and universities, the media;; governments allow academic and journalists to critically research and report on policies; universities and media organizations ensure the protection of students and staff and journalists, respetively; and technology companies maintain independence from politics and government influence.
Date: 4 May 2021
Time: 2.00 PM (Bangkok, GMT+7)
Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director, Asia Centre
Khin Mai Aung, Asia Centre Associate and Member of Free Rohingya Coalition
Yawee Butrkawee, Programme Coordinator, Asia Centre
Lilly MC Lee, Independent Researcher
Umar Bacha, Journalist, Dawn
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