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NGOs slam proposed law on election speech

NGOs slam proposed law on election speech

PPP, 2015-02-05
The groups that signed yesterday’s statement, which include Licadho, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and Adhoc, said they were seriously concerned about the introduction of such measures, which they claimed would violate the constitution and international treaties Cambodia has signed.
NGOs ‘Concerned’ by Proposed Ban on Insults

NGOs ‘Concerned’ by Proposed Ban on Insults

The Cambodia Daily, 2015-02-05
A statement released Wednesday—signed by local rights groups including the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Licadho and Adhoc—says the ban would prove dangerous if introduced. “Whilst the right to freedom of expression is not absolute, restrictions can only be introduced where absolutely necessary to serve a legitimate aim, whereas a ban on giving media interviews appears intended to shield the government and members of political parties from criticism,” the statement says.
Cambodia’s NGOs Say Measures Proposed by Parties Would Curtail Free Speech

Cambodia’s NGOs Say Measures Proposed by Parties Would Curtail Free Speech

RFA, 2015-02-04
Nine nongovernmental organizations on Wednesday slammed Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties for considering measures that would ban them from giving interviews or making statements deemed “insulting” to political parties during election periods, saying the restrictions would violate free speech.
Draft Law Could Mean a Crackdown on Online Freedom, Expert Says

Draft Law Could Mean a Crackdown on Online Freedom, Expert Says

VOA, 2015-02-03
“There is a tendency to manage the telecommunications in a way that would block youth and the public from expressing opinions,” said Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. “Because there will be surveillance and tools to monitor their conversation.”
2014 one of the ‘worst years’ for human rights

2014 one of the ‘worst years’ for human rights

PPP, 2015-01-30
Chak Sopheap, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, agreed that the human rights situation had “deteriorated markedly” last year. But she also cited encouraging developments, including unprecedented levels of public protests calling for change and newfound political dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition.
Cambodia court upholds convictions for land rights activists

Cambodia court upholds convictions for land rights activists

AFP, 2015-01-26
"It is a signal to other activists who dare to struggle for freedom of expression" that they will also face jail, Sopheap Chak, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told AFP.
Cambodia: Human rights situation remains critical - CIVICUS interview with Chak Sopheap (CCHR)

Cambodia: Human rights situation remains critical - CIVICUS interview with Chak Sopheap (CCHR)

CIVICUS, 2015-01-23
CIVICUS speaks to Ms. Chak Sopheap, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), about ongoing restrictions on civil society organizations and human rights defenders in Cambodia since general elections held in 2013.
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