This Fellow looked into the Myanmar government and the military’s surveillance and censorship capacity

Kyaw is an internet freedom researcher. She is exploring and investigating the surveillance and censorship strategies used by authorities in Myanmar. She wants the internet to be accessible across the country and the technology to be human rights centered. 

As an Information Controls Fellowship Program (ICFP) fellow, Kyaw set out to identify and analyze the various surveillance and censorship tactics currently in use by the authorities in Myanmar in an effort to shine a light into this otherwise opaque system. In doing so, she utilized a diverse combination of analytical methods including technical network measurements, interviews, and research analysis of newspaper archives, media reports, and government publications. The full-length report, The Rise of Online Censorship and Surveillance in Myanmar: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study, is available here.