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Major political parties in Myanmar are resorting to Buddhist populism despite race and religion-based campaigning being prohibited under electoral regulations.
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook's community standards encourage users to use real identities on its platform, but a popular trend in Myanmar is likely baffling the social networking site.
Myanmar hopes to complete its migration from its use of Zawgyi font to the adoption of a unified system of fonts that conform to the international standard called Unicode.
Kyaw Zin Win wrote in his last note, "[Myanmar] is a country that mocks the identity and existence of a person".
"There is no place for religious extremists in our country."
The case has attracted outrage both internationally and inside Myanmar, with local activists and civil society organizations bravely speaking out against their arrest.
The #SayNOto66d website documents online defamation cases in Myanmar while providing information tools to support the campaign to repeal the law.
Myanmar's mobile penetration rate has soared from 2.5 percent to more than 90 percent, bringing a wave of developments and difficulties in the digital rights realm.
"I made a post telling my friends [that] the word is banned. Ironically, my post was removed and I was banned from liking, posting, and sharing content for 24 hours."
"U Ko Ni is still serving the country for one last time, even after his assassination. He united almost 100,000 people of different faiths at his funeral."
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
"So you are saying that Buddhism, which has been a religion for 2,500 years will be destroyed if Ma-Ba-Tha does not save it and Myanmar will become a Muslim country?”
The hashtag #NoMaBaTha was launched on Facebook to support an embattled city minister for speaking out against a Buddhist nationalist group in Myanmar.
"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."
A group of peace advocates launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”
"Today is the day we have been waiting for so long. People Power."
As Myanmar prepares to pursue more reforms in the next few months, websites like Featured Collectives are essential in documenting everyday life in a rapidly changing society.
"My Burmese friends who have voted are proudly sharing photos of their ink-stained fingers... You might say, today the Burmese people give the old regime the finger!"
The activists, who marched in the former capital city of Yangon on International Day of Peace on September 21, also called for the release of political prisoners.
The election is widely seen as a test of the government's willingness to hold a clean election, and as an important step in the country's transition to a modern democracy.