Civil Society Condemns Charging of Human Rights Defenders
May 2, 2016 - We, the undersigned human rights and other civil society organisations, condemn in the strongest terms the politically-motivated charging of six human rights defenders from a Cambodian human rights group, the country’s National Election Committee (NEC) and the United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR). The targeting of these individuals, five of whom were sent to pre-trial detention today, is the latest escalation in a far-reaching government assault on civil society ahead of upcoming local and national elections, and is a clear reprisal for support provided by rights workers in a politically-sensitive case.
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Cyber democracy: Cambodia, Kafka's Kingdom
October 27, 2015 - Cambodia is a battleground for the control of information both in the streets and on the internet. Increasingly, the reality and response of people impacted by issues such as land grabbing, poor wages and the overall suppression of free speech and assembly are documented on mobile phones and posted online. This documentary examines the evolution of dissent in Cambodia and the efforts to control the growth of cyber-democracy by an entrenched and corrupt government. A draft Cyber Crime law leaked to the press and posted on the internet threatens to silence cyber discourse and dissent that are at the heart of the democracy movement.
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