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Changing how a nation speaks: ICTs for freedom of expression in Myanmar – Phyu Phyu Thi

Phyu Phyu Thi, LIRNEasia alumnus, takes a lead on saying “no” to online hate speech, through the Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO).

MIDO interviewed by Austrian academic journal

In a wide-ranging interview, Htaike Htaike Aung and Phyu Phyu Thi talk about MIDO and how they approach policy problems in the ICT space. The article.

What is the antidote to hate speech on social media?

We only have the work of our MIDO colleagues in the realm of dealing with hate speech. Everyone knows it’s bad, but one man’s hate speech could be another’s free expression. But here is an approach, untested as yet. I am sure Phyu Phyu Thi will be interested in any responses. Counter speech was the […]

Benefits and costs of mobiles in Myanmar

For many, the only thing new about what journalists write about mobiles in Myanmar would be Myanmar. But I was thinking about the hate speech angle, which is, without question, going to be extremely significant in that country. Mobiles and social media are not the causes of hate speech; they are the enablers and accelerators […]

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