Social development

Human rights

Eliminate violence against women, most widespread, pervasive human rights violation

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is not only one of the worst forms of discrimination but also remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violations in the world, 11 UN entities said on Friday, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501192440/eliminate-violence-against-women-most-widespread-pervasive-human-rights-violation/

Supreme court upholds 2018 “Adhoc 5” bribery convictions

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the 2018 bribery convictions of five current and former staffers of human rights group Adhoc, concluding the appeal process in a criminal case that critics have said failed to substantiate the charges. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/supreme-court-upholds-2018-adhoc-5-bribery-convictions/

ASEAN human rights meeting under way in Siem Reap

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR Cambodia) is hosting the second Special Meeting 2022 of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and related meetings to discuss several issues, including environmental challenges and human rights in ASEAN.​ ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-human-rights-meeting-under-way-siem-reap

Media literacy becoming important, say NGOs and ministries

Media literacy refers to the ability to think objectively about the information a person comes into contact with through general media and, increasingly, social media. It is a common goal of the government and civil society organisations to bring this knowledge to the Cambodian people, ...

Keo Bosaba
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/media-literacy-becoming-important-say-ngos-and-ministries

Ministry refutes impunity claims by journo coalition

The Ministry of Information has disputed a joint statement on impunity for crimes against journalists issued by the Coalition of Cambodian Journalists (CamboJA), Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) and 32 other civil society organisations (CSOs). ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refutes-impunity-claims-journo-coalition

Multi-sectoral communities demand governments to address land, political, human rights, and employment crises

Land, political, labor, market, agricultural and social rights crises are being addressed by people from diverse communities, demanding that the government address them for the benefit of their livelihoods protected by law. ...

Nhim Sokhon
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/03/communities-call-on-government-to-resolve-land-political-human-rights-and-employment-crises/

Meta Cambodia launches Digital Economy Portal

A new website dedicated to serving readers’ cravings for the essential progress of Cambodia’s digital economy has been officially launched by Meta (formerly Facebook) and Open Development Cambodia (ODC). ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/meta-cambodia-launches-digital-economy-portal

CPP welcomes 2,000 new members ahead of 2023 nat’l election

A Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) official said at least 2,000 people from Candlelight (CP), currently the country’s second-largest party, have joined the ruling CPP, just days after the latter was warned of supposed links to former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cpp-welcomes-2000-new-members-ahead-2023-natl-election

Minister reaffirms government’s commitment to promote press freedom

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is always committed to improving the respect of press freedom and freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501176536/minister-reaffirms-governments-commitment-to-promote-press-freedom/

Pandemic pushes public mistrust in the media

The pandemic has thrown additional hurdles to the media landscape as there is a quiet resignation of consuming news in the region, the head of a research centre said on Thursday, claiming people find news troublesome, problematic, and biased. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/pandemic-pushes-public-mistrust-in-the-media

Opportunity of AI and E-governance to advance the right to access information discussed

Cambodian experts, academia, government, civil society, private sector and youth discussed how AI and e-Government interact with the right to Access Information, in a recent seminar organised by UNECO and the Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501170980/opportunity-of-ai-and-e-governance-to-advance-the-right-to-access-information-discussed/

Hundreds gather for two-day Citizens’ Forum

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and hundreds of people from all walks of life met at a two-day “Cambodian citizens’ forum” in the capital to voice their concerns, hoping their issues will be addressed and included in national and regional policies. ...

Long Kimmarita and Eng Reachny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-gather-two-day-citizens-forum

Tbong Khmum Land Activist Beaten in Phnom Penh

A land activist from Tbong Khmum province was allegedly beaten in Phnom Penh on Sunday while attending a seminar in the capital. ...

Pa Sokheng
https://vodenglish.news/tbong-khmum-land-activist-beaten-in-phnom-penh/

AI and e-governance key to access information in digital world

UNESCO and Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology (CADT) are slated to hold talks on Access to Information 2022 on Friday, when panelists will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and e-Governance, which they say can play an important role in improving access to information in the digital ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/ai-and-e-governance-key-to-access-information-in-digital-world

NagaCorp chief CEO’s son smashes casino striker’s phone, union says

A son of casino firm NagaCorp’s billionaire senior CEO has been accused by unionists of snatching and throwing to the ground a phone belonging to a striking employee of the company’s NagaWorld casino, with video also showing the identified executive lobbing a traffic cone at ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/nagacorp-chief-ceos-son-smashes-casino-strikers-phone-union-says/

Gov’t urged to pass access to information law

Cambodia on Friday commemorated International Day of Universal Access to Information with a conference that gathered over 150 representatives from the government, civil society, indigenous communities, youth groups, organisations of persons with disabilities and political parties. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501161228/govt-urged-to-pass-access-to-information-law/

Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption

Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/28/civil-society-to-add-elements-to-information-law-to-reduce-corruption/

Over 10 Phnom Penh condos, hotels raided over trafficking, online ‘services’

Hundreds of foreign nationals have been removed from Phnom Penh compounds as police acknowledged detention, torture, extortion and human trafficking in several arrests. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/over-10-phnom-penh-condos-hotels-raided-over-trafficking-online-services/

Teacher’s association seeks permission for march with petitions

The Cambodian Independent Teacher’s Association (CITA) plans to celebrate this year’s Teachers’ Day on October 5 with a public display, with Phnom Penh authorities saying that permission may be granted depending on the circumstances. ...

Eng Reachny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-association-seeks-permission-march-petitions

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