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Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
October 21, 2022

Myanmar Is the Leading Edge of Digital Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

By Gerard McDermott
The military junta is introducing Southeast Asia to the Chinese model of state surveillance and information control.

Months After Coup, Myanmar Accelerates Toward Surveillance State
September 02, 2021

Months After Coup, Myanmar Accelerates Toward Surveillance State

By Estey Chen
Since the February coup, the country's military government has clamped down on communications technologies.
Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm
July 09, 2021

Norway’s Telenor Sells Myanmar Telecoms Operation to Lebanese Firm

By Sebastian Strangio
The buyer was M1 Group, a Beirut-based firm with links to Myanmar's military.

Myanmar Junta Bars Foreign Telecom Executives From Exiting the Country
July 05, 2021

Myanmar Junta Bars Foreign Telecom Executives From Exiting the Country

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement followed reports that the Norwegian telecom operator Telenor was considering selling off its Myanmar operation.

Under Military Rule, Myanmar Has Retreated to the Keypad Phone Age
May 06, 2021

Under Military Rule, Myanmar Has Retreated to the Keypad Phone Age

By Aika Sato
Given the protest movement's reliance on social media, the military junta has begun executing random smartphone spot checks.

Norway’s Telenor Writes Off its Myanmar Operation Amid Crisis
May 05, 2021

Norway’s Telenor Writes Off its Myanmar Operation Amid Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
The firm cited a "worsening of economic and business environment outlook and a deteriorating security and human rights situation."

Myanmar’s Opening: Doing Business in Asia’s Final Frontier
November 18, 2016

Myanmar’s Opening: Doing Business in Asia’s Final Frontier

By Edward Parker
Myanmar looks to be on the path to a prosperous future and a fast-growing, dynamic economy.
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