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Cybersecurity in the Mekong region: An Analysis of the Legal Framework and Recommendations for the Protection of Indigenous Environmental Human Rights Defenders

This article reviews the existing legal frameworks regulating cyber security and its applications in the Mekong countries with special focus on IEHRDs; to identify specific risks, legal frameworks regulating cyber security in these countries may pose to IEHRDs, and to develop practical recommendations for the IEHRDs to mitigate cybersecurity risks, while ensuring and exercising their right to freedom of expression.

For the Myanmar contents, particular pages 77-96 is prepared by Open Development Initiative (ODI) team. Overall, the report is part of “Defending the Defenders: Indigenous Environment Human Rights Defenders (IEHRDs)” project of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) managed by the Environment Programme of AIPP.

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Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
  • Access to information
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people policy and rights
  • Freedom of expression
  • Human rights
  • Internet
  • Securities exchange policy and regulation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and cannot be taken to reflect the views of donors.

Version / Edition May 2021

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For more information, please contact the following team members of the Environment Programme:

Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, Programme Coordinator at Pirawan Wongnithisathaporn, Programme Officer at Prem Singh Tharu, Programme Officer at

Co-author (coorporate) Emilie Pradichit, Manushya Foundation – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam country chapters; and Open Development Initiative – Myanmar country chapter
Publication place Chiang Mai, Thailand
Publisher Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Publication date 2021
Pagination 144
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Keywords Cybersecurity,Indigenous peoples,ຊົນເຜົ່າ
Date uploaded September 14, 2021, 04:27 (UTC)
Date modified February 9, 2022, 09:04 (UTC)