About the company
Telegram is a web based message service funded by Pavel Durov, a Russian tech entrepreneur who is now a French citizen. Telegram is run from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Telegram hosts the MWD military propaganda channel. https://t.me/mwdmedia. It has also failed to act on numerous reports of military propaganda and people using doxing tactics releasing information leading to people being arrested by the military.
Telegram website accessed January 2022
Telegram website FAQ accessed January 2022
Twitter Thread Htaike Htaike Aung 31st January 2022
Notified 20th January 2022
Added to the Dirty List 1 March 2022
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”