Panel/Talk The Vital Role of Community Networks in Supporting the Pro-Democracy Movement in Myanmar


MS, Researcher ASORCOM

  • Wednesday, 24 May 2023 (Day 3)
  • 15:45 – 17:00 hrs (GMT+7)
  • UNISERV CMU – Inthanin Room

This session discusses the vital role of community networks in supporting the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar. Despite government-imposed restrictions on internet access and freedom of speech, community networks have served as a lifeline for communication, coordination, and information dissemination. These networks have helped activists circumvent internet shutdowns, provided access to reliable information, facilitated coordination and solidarity, amplified voices of marginalized groups, and promoted digital security and privacy. The session explores the ways in which community networks have been instrumental in empowering activists and pro-democracy supporters, fostering unity among different groups, and raising awareness internationally about the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar.

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