“Myanmar, a coup of the digital age”, Andrés Ortega (Elcano, Spain)

The coup d’état being perpetrated by the army in Myanmar has made use of more advanced –imported– technologies in pursuit of its opponents. The coup d’état being perpetrated by the army in Myanmar since 1 February has not only periodically cut off the Internet and mobile phone connections (as had previously happened in Egypt in the Sisi coup of 2013) but has made use of more advanced –imported– technologies in pursuit of its opponents. The shutdown of the Internet and mobiles in the midst of a coup, a pandemic and a humanitarian crisis has been described by an Amnesty International representative as ‘atrocious and irresponsible’.

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