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Coming out: Film places ‘ladyboys’ at the fore

Coming out: Film places ‘ladyboys’ at the fore

PPP, 2016-04-29
These nuances of language have likely developed because gender and sexual orientation in Cambodia, like in Thailand, have historically been considered more fluid than in Western countries, according to Nuon Sidara, a project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
‘Perverse’ Watchdog Needs a Leash: NGOs

‘Perverse’ Watchdog Needs a Leash: NGOs

Khmer Times, 2016-04-28
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said, “Civil society in Cambodia is coming under sustained attack, and this situation is becoming more severe as we approach the election period. But these tactics of intimidation will not work. We stand united in the face of this intimidation.”
Singing Monk Sacked Amid Increase in Serious Crimes

Singing Monk Sacked Amid Increase in Serious Crimes

Cambodia Daily, 2016-04-22
Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said senior monks should be trying harder to stamp out growing crime in their ranks, even if authorities were correct to deal with individual crimes in the legal sphere.
In Mistress Case, ‘Strange’ Use of Police Unit

In Mistress Case, ‘Strange’ Use of Police Unit

Cambodia Daily, 2016-04-21
Labeling the entire scenario a “farce,” Chak Sopheap, head of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said keeping the case in the public eye was a strategic move. “I believe the Cambodian people have had enough of these cheap games which are designed to trick us into forgetting about the serious human rights issues plaguing Cambodia,” she said via email.
Press Freedom Ranking Low But Rising

Press Freedom Ranking Low But Rising

Khmer Times, 2016-04-20
Executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) Chak Sopheap said it will have an effect on journalists’ ability to cover difficult issues plaguing the country. “While the implementation is yet to be seen, it is likely that this law is intended to provide the government with yet another tool to crack down on freedom of expression, which of course will impact independent journalists disproportionately,” she said.
Transgender Cambodians at Higher Risk for HIV Infection

Transgender Cambodians at Higher Risk for HIV Infection

Cambodia Daily, 2016-04-20
Nuon Sidara, a project coordinator at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, said he believed that discrimination and infection rates were linked. “Many transgender women in particular find it very difficult to find formal employment due to their trans identity, and this leads many trans women to go into sex work,” Mr. Sidara said in an email.
Government Nixes Chut Wutty Film Screening

Government Nixes Chut Wutty Film Screening

Cambodia Daily, 2016-04-19
Chak Sopheap, director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, noted that a similar decision had been handed down to prevent Meta House from screening “Who Killed Chea Vichea?”—a film about the 2004 assassination of the man who was the country’s most successful union leader.
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