Human rights

Civil and political rights

UN agency warns of Cambodian threats to journalists

Journalists in Cambodia are facing increasing threats and being prevented from doing their jobs amid growing restrictions on press freedom and civic and political rights, the U.N human rights office there said this week. The U.N. agency’s report, issued August 3, describes press freedom in ...

Lisa Schlein
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-agency-warns-of-cambodian-threats-to-journalists-/6689900.html

CSOs calling for prompt info access law drafting

A group of 33 civil society organisations (CSOs) urged the intervention of Prime Minister Hun Sen to expedite the draft law on “access to information”. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/csos-calling-prompt-info-access-law-drafting

Media a key RCEP information source: CEO

The media will remain a vital source of “accurate and timely” news on developments concerning the world’s largest trade pact for policymakers, think-tanks, businesspeople, investors and the general public. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/media-key-rcep-information-source-ceo

Candlelight Party congress issues official policy plans

The Candlelight Party has decided to adopt a seven-point policy plan in the run-up to the June 5 commune council elections. The decision came at the May 15 extraordinary congress of the party in Khmuonh commune’s Anlong Kgan village of the capital’s Sen Sok district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/candlelight-party-congress-issues-official-policy-plans

Hun Manet says press freedom is alive and well in Cambodia

The likely prime ministerial successor Hun Manet has downplayed worsening restrictions on press freedoms, as civil society groups continue to warn of a deteriorating space for civil rights. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/hun-manet-says-press-freedom-is-alive-and-well-in-cambodia/

Hun Manet says power has to be respected, not feared

News media is considered the “fourth power”, but this power has to be respected, not to be feared, in order to ensure its sustainability. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068971/hun-manet-says-power-has-to-be-respected-not-feared/

PM Hun Sen acknowledged challenges of the media and encouraged them to keep up

Cambodia Prime Minister acknowledged challenges faced by journalists and media agencies, reaffirmed the government support for the sector, and urged continuous capacity building among them. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068985/pm-hun-sen-acknowledged-challenges-of-the-media-and-encouraged-them-to-keep-up/

Appeal trial held for ‘Adhoc 5’ over bribery case

The Court of Appeal on Thursday heard the case of the “Adhoc 5”, five current and former staffers of the rights group who in September 2018 were found guilty of bribing a mistress of former opposition leader Kem Sokha.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/appeal-trial-held-for-adhoc-5-over-bribery-case/

Cambodia reiterates commitment to uphold press freedom

The Ministry of Information has extended its congratulations and reaffirmed its commitment to continue to uphold the press freedom in Cambodia.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066434/cambodia-reiterates-commitment-to-uphold-press-freedom/

U.S. report highlights human rights abuses by Cambodian armed forces

 The U.S. Department of State’s 2021 country report on human rights pertaining to Cambodia, released on Tuesday, found that Cambodian government officials continue to violate human rights – notably, by threatening the use of force against political opponents of Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/u-s-report-highlights-human-rights-abuses-by-cambodian-armed-forces/

Information ministry plans media terminology ‘E-book’

The Ministry of Information is to establish an “E-Book” to register more than 200 new terminologies related to media and news, all of which have been approved by the National Council for Khmer Language at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-ministry-plans-media-terminology-e-book

Ministry urges on-the-job skill training for journalists

A senior Ministry of Information official urged journalists to take advantage of the information age by continuing to study and improve their skills. In depth, up-to-date knowledge is required to provide comprehensive information to the public, he said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-job-skill-training-journalists

Veteran journalists honoured

Fourteen journalists from five different periodicals have been selected to receive “Inspirational Journalism Awards” for their contributions to the promotion of journalism in the Kingdom. The award ceremony is scheduled for March 24. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/veteran-journalists-honoured

PM lauds fight against fake news on World Radio Day

Radio broadcasting institutions have been crucial in the fight against fake news on social media in Cambodia, said Prime Minister Hun Sen in a message to mark World Radio Day. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-lauds-fight-against-fake-news-world-radio-day

Gov’t, CSOs discuss digital rights, internet freedoms

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and experts held a discussion on the challenges and development of digital rights and internet freedom in Cambodia. They urged that these rights and freedom continue to be available. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-csos-discuss-digital-rights-internet-freedoms

CHRC all set to debate rights report with UN expert panel

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) will defend the government’s National Human Rights Report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland, in March. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chrc-all-set-debate-rights-report-un-expert-panel

Nine union activists arrested for ongoing NagaWorld protests

Phnom Penh municipal police arrested nine people on December 31 for holding an unauthorised demonstration in front of the local integrated resort NagaWorld which they said affected security, public order and social safety. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nine-union-activists-arrested-ongoing-nagaworld-protests

AKP highlights active role of media in COVID-19 response

Cambodia’s state-owned news agency, Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), has emphasised the key and active role of media in this unprecedented health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50975587/akp-highlights-active-role-of-media-in-covid-19-response/

Journalists in Cambodia have improved in truth and accuracy

With journalists in Cambodia adhering to the ethical provisions of their profession and improving day by day in their responsibilities and duties in ensuring accuracy in their work, there is no impunity for crimes against them. ...

Mao Chanvireak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50963742/journalists-in-cambodia-have-improved-in-truth-and-accuracy/

Spokesperson rejects UN Special Rapporteur’s Cambodia press freedom report

Meas Sophorn, Under Secretary of State and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Information, has turned down a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the press freedom in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50959974/spokesperson-rejects-un-special-rapporteurs-cambodia-press-freedom-report/

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