Cambodia - IFEX Member Campaigns
In a joint letter, NGOs and membership organisations have called on the National Assembly of Cambodia to immediately withdraw the draft Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).
The groups urged donors and others to press the government not to revive a 2011 draft law that was shelved under domestic and international pressure because it threatened freedom of association and expression.
As violent crackdowns on freedom of expression have increased in Cambodia over the last year, rights groups and media are disturbed to observe a coinciding increase in impunity for the perpetrators of these crimes.
A coalition of human rights groups urged the international community to address the increasingly severe crackdown on free speech in Cambodia, during the country's Universal Periodic Review at the UN in Geneva.
Gravely concerned at the Cambodian authorities' repeated use of excessive force to suppress the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression, five NGOs call on Cambodian and foreign governments to take immediate action to prevent the human rights situation from deteriorating further.
Cambodian authorities should not discourage or prevent people from enjoying the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, whether through threats, intimidation or the use of unlawful force, civil society organisations stressed on the eve of a CNRP peaceful assembly.
Over 50 member and partner organisations of FORUM-ASIA and SEAPA have released an open letter raising serious concern about recent developments in Cambodia, as the country gears up for the National Assembly Elections on 28 July 2013.
A joint submission to the UN UPR process of Cambodia focuses on the country's compliance with its international human rights obligations in respect to freedom of expression.
The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia is moving to prohibit lawyers from giving radio and television interviews without its prior permission. Legal action would be taken against any lawyers whose public dissemination of information risks damaging the reputation of the legal profession.
As trial proceeds, over forty IFEX members urge the Cambodian government to drop charges facing detained rights defender and broadcaster Mam Sonando.
The award was granted to the Sithi portal in recognition of the role it has played in advocating for social change and promoting the civil and political rights of Cambodian citizens, using ICTs in innovative ways.
Despite having been imprisoned for a year because of his reporting, Hang Chakra told journalists gathered for a training that he will continue to practice critical journalism.
On the occasion of an official visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, ARTICLE 19 and CCHR call for an investigation into the systematic use of criminal legislation to silence voices critical of the government.
The groups say the draft law could have a negative impact on civil liberties and freedom of expression and would obstruct the work of non-profit organisations.
United Nations member states should express concerns about the dramatic deterioration of freedom of expression in Cambodia, Human Rights Watch said today.
SEAPA and its members and allies issued an open letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, denouncing a "rapidly and palpably deteriorating environment for free expression in Cambodia."