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With new book, quest to recover stolen Battambang statues begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday of about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-new-book-quest-to-recover-stolen-bbang-statues-begins-113643/

Information law a step closer

The information minister announced yesterday that the government is one step closer to establishing an access to information law, in response to demands for a more transparent and responsive government. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24538/information-law-a-step-closer/

Ambitious adult literacy campaign falls short of target

With less than three months left before the end of a campaign to boost adult literacy in Cambodia, enrollment in classes run jointly by the government and Unesco has dropped below 75 percent of the year-end goal, officials said Tuesday. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ambitious-adult-literacy-campaign-falls-short-of-target-96688/

Cambodia to host talks on protecting heritage

Cambodia will this week host a regional seminar on the Unesco convention for the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflicts. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-to-host-talks-on-protecting-heritage-93055/

Gov’t working to recover stolen artifacts

Following the seizure of a massive trove of Asian artifacts smuggled into the U.S. by a New York-based art dealer, the Cambodian Embassy in Washington has started working with U.S. authorities to repatriate more than $3 million worth of Cambodian antiquities, an embassy official said ...

Maria Paula Brito
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-working-to-recover-stolen-artifacts-82321/

Campaign aims to boost Adult Literacy

UNESCO and the Ministry of Education on Monday launched a two-month joint campaign to raise the adult literacy rate to 84.4 percent by the end of the year by airing television and radio spots to encourage enrollment in after-school literacy classes. ...

Hul Reaksmey and Ben Woods
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/campaign-aims-to-boost-adult-literacy-78943/

Ministry rolls out new strategy to revitalize arts

The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday introduced the country’s first strategic cultural policy, an ambitious plan that includes setting up provincial cultural centers, launching arts education in schools, holding annual cultural events and promoting individual artists. Speaking to an audience that included representatives from the leading ...

Kuch Naren and Michelle Vachon
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-rolls-out-new-strategy-to-revitalize-arts-68720/

Tenants of white building in dark on demolition

A sense of panic is growing inside Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building, with residents unsure of their fate after Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong said on Tuesday that the iconic apartment block was condemned and would be torn down. Most residents spoken to Wednesday say they ...

Hul Reaksmey and Chan Cheuk Yin
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tenants-of-white-building-in-dark-on-demolition-67516/

Information law ‘on way in 3 years’

In three years’ time, Cambodia will have legislation clearly outlining what government information is available to the general public, according to a recently signed memorandum of understanding. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith and Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO’s representative to Cambodia, signed the memorandum on Friday. The MoU ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-law-%E2%80%98-way-3-years%E2%80%99

Minister to address beatings

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith has pledged to meet with Daun Penh District Governor Sok Sambath to discuss the targeting of journalists by hired district security guards, said UNESCO country representative Anne Lemaistre, who met with the minister on Friday. The minister is also keen on ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-address-beatings

Battambang, tourism, UNESCO officials talk World Heritage plans

UNESCO, the Battambang provicial government and tourism officials held talks yesterday on plans to list the province on the UN arm’s World Heritage Cities Program. As part of the first of several conferences on sustainable tourism for the conservation of cultural and natural heritage and the ...

Thik Kaliyann
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/battambang-tourism-unesco-officials-talk-world-heritage-plans

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