Ma Thida on Freedom of Expression in Myanmar
17 December 2014
Ma Thida is a writer, human rights activist, physician, and a former political prisoner in Myanmar. She has received numerous international human rights awards and Amnesty International adopted her as a prisoner of conscience. A novel she wrote under an assumed name, "The Roadmap" (2012) has been highly-acclaimed. She has recently helped set up the Myanmar chapter of PEN, the international organisation that promotes freedom for writers and readers.
In Yangon she recently spoke to IHRB's Salil Tripathi about freedom of expression in Myanmar, the risk of hate speech, and the responsibilities of companies.
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