PEC expresses concern over complete internet shut down in Myanmar

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16.02.2021-Pressenza India

PEC expresses concern over complete internet shut down in Myanmar
Protest in Myanmar against military coup, Feb 14. Source: Wikimedia Commons

(as reported by Nava Thakuria)

Geneva/Guwahati, 15 February 2021: After the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, the junta has now cut down internet services across the south-east Asian country from Monday, seemingly to start an aggressive military action against millions of pro-democracy Burmese protesters and thus put their securities in danger, said Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Switzerland based media watchdog.

Local sources in Myanmar (earlier known as Burma) confirmed that the military generals have deployed armed personnel across the country as anti-coup protest-demonstrations continued to hit the streets. After arresting Nobel laureate and pro-democracy icon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, along with hundreds of others, the military authority has imposed the near-total internet shutdown in the country.

“Myanmar based journalists have faced a major challenge to perform their duties in newfound restrictions…

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