United Nations on Myanmar’s no internet access, ‘freedom of expression’

United Nations on Myanmar’s no internet access, ‘freedom of expression’

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The United Nations is pleading for Myanmar’s military and authorities to restore internet and communication services following a year-long Government coup.

“Internet and communication services must be fully restored to ensure freedom of expression and access to information,” said The United Nations human rights office.

Access to Facebook was reportedly blocked on Thursday for numerous days. Twitter and Instagram were added to the list, becoming blocked on Friday.

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Half of the country’s population is said to use the platform(s) to access information.

It was reported that the military temporarily ordered mobile service providers in Myanmar to shut down data networks and cut off mobile internet access. SMS and voice services were, however, operational.

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