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Digital Risks: Panel Discussion – Pix’ART 2019

January 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am


In a climate of ever-increasing fear and harassment online, the future of our digital discourse is under threat.

A panel of experts gather to discuss the new reality facing our social spaces online, and how incivility is having a unique impact on the people and politics of Myanmar. Is there anything we can do to address the seeds of disharmony sown online and begin to regain trust and fairness in our digital information age?

This event is part of Pix’Art, a festival dedicated to digital art, new technologies and innovation; organized by the French Institute in Myanmar.


– Phyu Phyu Thi is co-founder and program director of Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO), a digital rights organization promoting media and digital literacy. She is now researching misinformation and its impact on Myanmar.

– Zayar Hlaing, is the co-founder and editor of Mawkun Magazine, executive working committee member of Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) and councilor at Myanmar Press Council.

– Aye Min Thant,Tech4Peace manager, leads a team at Phandeeyar, Myanmar’s leading innovation lab, promoting safer and more inclusive digital spaces in Myanmar. Formerly, she was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who covered business, politics, and ethno-religious conflicts in Myanmar for Reuters.


– Myat Thu, Technical Advisor at the Myanmar Tech Accountability Network and co-founder of Burma Monitor, a not-for-profit organization that monitors hate speech and disinformation in Myanmar.

Please do not hesitate to share this information with your colleagues and friends who might be interested in attending.
Please RSVP to: culture@ifbirmanie.org

  • Nuit des idées – Near and Far


    25th to 29th January 2021
    Free access on our digital platforms (YouTube and Facebook) and online workshop via ZOOM.
    Launched in 2016 at the initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “the Night of Ideas” brings together leading international thinkers, scientists and artists across the five continents to ponder on global major challenges.
    The 6th edition of the Night of Ideas will be held on 28 January 2020 on the theme “Near and Far”. A way to explore our relationship to space and to others, for each of us and within our society.
    The French Institute in Yangon (IFB) invites its audience to reflect on the theme “Near and Far: How Covid
    affects social relations”


    📍 Remembering student life in France
    Monday 25 January – 2 PM
    Memoirs of Myanmar students reviewing their study experience in France.
    📍 Video interview of Myanmar activists
    Tuesday 26 January – 2 PM
    Interviews with Myanmar humanitarian and activism organizations which have adapted their practices to be able to keep reaching their communities in times of Covid-19.
    📍 Philosophical walk
    Wednesday 27 January – 2 PM
    Video recording of a philosophical walk In collaboration with a Franco-Colombian philosopher, Lucas Andrés RESTREPO ORREGO, who exchanges with a group on the topic of the rediscovery of the “encounter with the world” during the experience planetary “Lockdown”.
    📍 24 H Livestream of the Night of ideas
    Thursday 28 January – 2:30 PM
    At a time when the global health crisis is restricting international gatherings and mobility of people, the French Institute will offer everyone the opportunity to follow and participate in a unique digital experience, 24h of Night and Ideas, which will cross time zones from Oceania to the West Coast of the United States, promote the free circulation of ideas and knowledge and make local experiences resonate in a great global live broadcast on social networks.
    Complete schedule here: 
    📍 Disability awareness workshop
    Thursday 28 January – 6 PM
    In partnership with the NGO Humanity & Inclusion, participatory awareness-raising workshops will be offered to the public in order to open the debate and reflections on the issues related to disabilities in Myanmar.
    English session (5 PM – 6 PM)
    Burmese session (6:15 PM – 7:15 PM)
    ‼️ Register here to participate: t.ly/wzAN
    📍 Online photo exhibition
    Friday 29 January – 2 PM
    An online exhibition of Rangoun Accueil photography club around the theme “Near and Far”.


  • Gallery-Digital Risks Panel Discussion-Jan 24 2019


January 24, 2020
12:00 am
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