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On second thought …
On second thought …
PPP, 2014-10-21
Cambodian Center for Human Rights chairman Ou Virak said that the government appears to be “starting to understand how unpopular the deal is” and would be more receptive to xenophobic concerns than those related to human rights. “I think the Cambodian government is now trying to play down the deal as much as it can and also making sure it will get that money. I think they are probably hoping that not many refugees are going to come anyway,” he said.
Meet the Cloghers: Empowered Women Blogging for Human Rights
Meet the Cloghers: Empowered Women Blogging for Human Rights
Rising Voices, 2014-10-20
Cambodian bloggers, or cloggers, are increasingly using the internet to start powerful conversations about human rights and social change. Amongst them, a group of empowered women, known as Cloghers, are utilising blogs to voice their opinion. CCHR’s Empowering Cloghers Project provides training for Cambodian women who are studying in Phnom Penh, giving them the skills to start their own blogs. Following the initial training, we are excited to introduce to you some of the Cloghers and their blogs.
Land concessions cancelled
Land concessions cancelled
PPP, 2014-10-17
“We see some companies logging and clearing forest and then they do not develop anything,” he said. Vann Sophath, land reform coordinator for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, agreed.
US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia
US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia
Global Voices , 2014-10-06
“We could not be prouder of you, and we stand with you.” These were the words of United States President Barack Obama when he recognized Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, at the 10th Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Sopheap is also a member of the Global Voices community since 2009.
Ministry slams Thai army over shootings
Ministry slams Thai army over shootings
PPP, 2014-10-06
Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, added that the Kingdom was itself far from blameless, because it pays scant attention to its poorest and most vulnerable – those most likely to join risky forays into Thailand to log luxury woods.
Spokesman Says Rules Needed for Security
Spokesman Says Rules Needed for Security
The Cambodia Daily, 2014-10-04
The Assembly spokesman also took the opportunity to directly respond to the civil society leaders who are calling for Mr. Samrin to rescind the rules, namely Koul Panha, executive director of the Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia, and Ou Virak, chairman of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights
Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom
Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom
VOA, 2014-10-03
The government has not yet put pressure on Internet usage, where many Cambodian youth express themselves via social media, but a so-called “cyber-crime law” is in the works, Chak Sopheap, head of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told VOA Khmer.
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