Communications

Communications infrastructure

Myanmar Internet Shutdown Chokes News Flow, Raises Citizens Fears

Myanmar’s embattled citizens struggled with a drastic cut-off of internet and wireless data services Friday following a military junta order aimed at staunching the flow of videos and photos of atrocities to a global audience, activists and web users said. The Ministry of Transport and Communications ...

RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Khin Maung Nyane, Ye Kaung Myint Maung and Kyaw Min Htun. Written in English by Paul Eckert.

Hanoi aims to be among the top 5 Vietnamese cities in digital transformation

The Hanoi Department of Information and Communication recently drafted and submitted the city’s digital transformation programme for 2025. The programme was submitted to the municipal people’s committee. It aims to both develop a digital government, economy, society, and support digital technology businesses that can compete at an international ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Decree on Internet Controls in Cambodia Threat to Freedom of Expression: Journalists

A decree establishing a national internet gateway that can control and monitor online activity in Cambodia is likely to seriously restrict freedom of expression in the country, journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an order to launch a National Internet Gateway—similar to ...

RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

UN warns Myanmar military, as internet restored after blackout

The United Nations has warned the Myanmar military of “severe consequences” if it responds harshly to the protests that have taken place across the country following the February 1 coup, as a second internet blackout was lifted early on Tuesday. “Ms Schraner Burgener has reinforced that ...

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Vietnam can’t keep up with its own meteoric digital transformation

Vietnam just marked the 23rd year since the country officially became part of the global internet network, with an ‘Internet Day 2020’ on December 16 that explored the country’s digital journey from post-war backwater enclave to one of the fastest-growing digital economies in Southeast Asia (SEA). The ...

Joe Devanesan

Expanded internet access required to boost digital transformation

The Vietnam Internet Association hosted Internet Day 2020 on December 16, marking the 23rd year since Vietnam became part of the global internet network. With the theme “Digital Transformation in Vietnam: From Aspiration to Reality”, the event’s discussions centred around Cloud Computing, 5G Services, e-Payment and Mobile ...

VNA

Vietnam prioritises cybersecurity

With Vietnam being one of the largest targets for cyberattacks in the world, enhancing information safety is a crucial issue the country needs to address as it aims for complete digital transformation. Along with digital transformation, it is necessary to build a capable workforce specialised in ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

Cooperation among media seen as vital for neighbors in pandemic

Cooperation among media in countries along the Lancang-Mekong River is essential in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, as inaccurate information can undermine public confidence and distort the achievements made so far, officials and experts said. Facing a widely spreading virus, media organizations should have the ...

LIU XUAN

Myanmar must listen to those protesting internet shutdowns, not persecute them

Access Now, Article 19, Fortify Rights, and seven others are calling on authorities in Myanmar to immediately end criminal proceedings against, and release from detention, all those charged in relation to recent protests shining a spotlight on human rights violations and internet shutdowns in Rakhine and Chin ...

Facebook’s experimental hate-speech policy seems to be working

Wearing a plastic face shield and his orange monastic robes, Ashin Wirathu walked into a Yangon police station on November 2 after more than a year on the run. Until he went into hiding in June of last year, Wirathu, a nationalist preacher with links ...

PETER GUEST

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