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 NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic
NGOs Come to Defense of Koh Kong Dam Critic
The Cambodia Daily, 2015-02-18
Thirty-one local NGOs and unions on Tuesday condemned the government’s decision to not renew the visa of outspoken environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson and urged the authorities to reverse course.
CNRP leader voices support for activist
CNRP leader voices support for activist
PPP, 2015-02-17
The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights said that the possible deportation would “undoubtedly cause concern among Cambodian NGOs that any foreign staff they employ could face similar punitive measures if they engage in work deemed undesirable”.
Mothers could see pardons
Mothers could see pardons
PPP, 2015-02-17
As multiple judicial observers note, alternative sentencing has rarely been employed since it became an option in 2009. In its trial monitoring project, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights found upwards of 60 per cent of monitored cases involved prison terms.
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.”
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