Supporting Democracy in Burma
Burma, which was ruled by the military until 2011, has in recent years shifted governance and a democratization process has begun. Under the military regime, people were unable to participate in politics, which has resulted in people’s inability to hold the government and the army accountable to ensure good governance. Thus, major challenges still remain, especially in regards to human rights and freedom of speech. For civil society and media actors, access to the government is still extremely challenging and in order for them to be able to demand a true democratic change, well-researched and un-biased information is needed.
In this project, the Swedish Burma Committee will seek to strengthen the ability of citizens to hold decision makers accountable by improving their access to relevant and accurate information about the reform process.