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Invitation: Open Course on Freedom of Expression in Myanmar

8 June 2023.

CLD invites you to join our online course, Freedom of Expression: International Law and the Practice in Myanmar.

This nine-week online course, to be conducted in English, involves weekly one and one-half hour interactive lectures, discussions, background readings and an opportunity to interact with others who share your interest. The first six weeks will focus on international human rights standards on freedom of expression, media freedom and digital rights. The next three weeks will examine the legal environment for freedom of expression in Myanmar both before and since the 2021 coup.

The main course details are as follows:

    • Course Dates: 26 June – 25 August 2023
    • Online Lectures: Wednesdays at 6:00 – 7:30 PM Bangkok time
      • First lecture 28 June and last lecture 23 August
    • Registration Link: https://forms.gle/oRz9UZ1Q3NyjEgN28
    • Cost: Free

The course if open to everyone who is interested. Those who attend six of the nine lectures will receive a certificate of completion upon the end of the course, but anyone is invited to register and attend as they are able. Lectures and discussions will be conducted in English, so participants should have a working knowledge of English, although some reading materials are also available in Burmese. No knowledge of international human rights law or freedom of expression principles is necessary.

For more information or with any questions, please contact laura@law-democracy.org. You can also view a handout for this course here and the course outline here.

This course is available thanks to the generous support of the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

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