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Only 377 NagaWorld Workers Still Holding Out Against Layoffs: Union

In a move a labor group said was unprecedented, NagaWorld is calling on governmental labor inspectors to authorize the dismissal of a group of union leaders as part of the casino’s mass layoffs, overriding the legal protections unionists enjoy unless they have committed serious offenses, ...

Tran Techseng
https://vodenglish.news/only-377-nagaworld-workers-still-holding-out-against-layoffs-union/

Cambodia Permanent Mission highlights progress in human rights

Cambodian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva has delivered a total of 17 statements, highlighting the Kingdom’s progress in the field of human rights during the four-week interactions at the Human Rights Council (HRC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50894710/cambodia-permanent-mission-highlights-progress-in-human-rights/

Government allays concerns over compulsory vaccinations

The government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has dispelled the concerns made by United Nations human rights experts who urged the government to consider revoking the new Sub-Decree on Compulsory Covid-19 Vaccination. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50893240/government-allays-concerns-over-compulsory-vaccinations/

CHRC to hold 60 meetings on national rights commission

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) plan to hold 60 consultation meetings on the draft law on the organisation and functioning of the National Human Rights Commission of Cambodia (NHRC) before moving it ...

Voun Dara
https://phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/chrc-hold-60-meetings-national-rights-commission

Independent human rights committee to be formed

The National Human Rights Committee of Cambodia (NHRC) draft law is currently being prepared by the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) to be sent to the Council of Ministers for approval before the National Assembly vote on it. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50891879/independent-human-rights-committee-to-be-formed/

Access to information law set to be approved this year, ministry pledges

The Ministry of Information has pledged to conclude consultations with the Ministry of Justice on the draft law on access to information soon. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/access-information-law-set-be-approved-year-ministry-pledges

525 fake news found in first quarter of this year

A total of 525 fake news were recorded in the first quarter of this year with 215 of them about the King and political leaders. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50857692/525-fake-news-found-in-first-quarter-of-this-year/

Media in Cambodia thriving despite challenges

Press freedom in Cambodia is steadily declining and is ranked 144 in the world,  the director of Cambodia Journalist Alliance (CamboJA), Nop Vy said. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50850693/media-in-cambodia-thriving-despite-challenges/

Group to launch virtual press freedom campaign

The Working Group for Press Freedom has co-organised a two-week campaign with the theme “Information as a Public Good” on social media to promote and highlight the importance of the freedom of the press and urge the public’s participation. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-launch-virtual-press-freedom-campaign

Journalist union urges end to fake news dissemination

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) has called on journalists and social media users to put greater focus on moral and ethical considerations when disseminating information in order to avoid spreading fake news. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/journalist-union-urges-end-fake-news-dissemination

Cambodian UN Ambassador refutes human rights allegations

Cambodia’s Representative of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva on Monday refuted claims made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that civic space is shrinking in Cambodia. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50819960/cambodian-un-ambassador-refutes-human-rights-allegations/

Ministry set to publish book ahead of 13th ASEM summit

The Ministry of Information is preparing to publish 5,000 copies of Cambodia 2021 ahead of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which Cambodia is hosting in the middle of this year, for distribution to delegates and participants. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-publish-book-ahead-13th-asem-summit

CHRC refutes freedom report

Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) vice-president Chin Malin said civic space in Cambodia is not shrinking. Instead, it is widely open, but those who enjoy civic space must respect the constitution and the law. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/chrc-refutes-freedom-report

Spreading fake news on C-19 vaccines considered ‘incitement’

The government will take stronger action against people spreading fake news on social media, especially concerning COVID-19 vaccinations in the Kingdom. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816839/spreading-fake-news-on-c-19-vaccines-considered-incitement/

CSOs urge government to drop internet gateway sub-decree

A joint statement signed by 63 Cambodian civil society organisations (CSOs) released Friday requested the government immediately repeal the recent sub-decree on the Establishment of a National Internet Gateway, citing the potential for restrictions on internet users’ freedoms and privacy.   ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816453/csos-urge-government-to-drop-internet-gateway-sub-decree/

Five environmental activists to face court

The winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize Ouch Leng and four other forestry activists were sent to Kratie Provincial Court yesterday after being accused of putting signs up in a protected area. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811472/five-environmental-activists-to-face-court/

‘Incitement’ law in the digital age: Rong Chhun’s case continues

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday continued the trial for union chief Rong Chhun and two of his supporters who were charged with “incitement” in connection with a statement he made claiming Cambodia had ceded land to Vietnam along their shared border in Tboung Khmum ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810401/incitement-law-in-the-digital-age-rong-chhuns-case-continues/

Mother Nature activists’ last chance for bail

The Supreme Court yesterday heard the bail applications of three environmental activists  who were charged with “incitement” for criticising Phnom Penh authorities on Facebook last year. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809525/mother-nature-activists-last-chance-for-bail/

Journalists barred from filming or recording police investigations

Effective from now, journalists are barred from filming or recording criminal cases that are still under investigation by police.​ The directive was issued on Friday by the General Commissariat of National Police to municipal and provincial police that journalists are prohibited from filming or recording ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806487/journalists-barred-from-filming-or-recording-police-investigations/

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