Cambodia - Reports
This fact sheet provides an overview of the proposed freedom of information law that was delivered to the National Assembly in March 2012.
The information published on the map is public information on cases of restrictions or alleged restrictions of the right to freedom of expression involving the media.
The government has declared its commitment to the right to freedom of information; however, the right to access information, the availability of information, and demand for information are far from entrenched in Cambodian society.
In light of the recent announcement by the Research Department at RULE, namely a list of prohibited thesis topics for the current academic year, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights examines the right to freedom of expression in the context of academic freedom.
Elections in the past however have been marred by allegations of undue influence or coercion inhibiting the free expression of the electors' will.
The ruling Cambodia People's Party has imposed arbitrary administrative requirements that are used to stifle opposition and minority party opinions in parliamentary debates, says CCHR.
In the latest factsheet in its "Law Review" series, CCHR rates the Press Law as "yellow", meaning there are certain provisions that require review and amendment.
A trend toward convictions aimed at those involved in the distribution of leaflets criticising the Royal Government of Cambodia gives cause for concern.
"Freedom parks" are designated locations where peaceful demonstrators can demonstrate on the condition of 12 hours' notice, instead of the five days' notice generally required; however, the number of demonstrators in "freedom parks" is limited to 200 people, while there is no limit for general demonstrations.
The report provides an overview of the use of new media in Cambodia and recent trends toward Internet censorship, as well as the implications for freedom of expression.
ARTICLE 19, CCHR and 15 other Cambodian and international organisations are launching a new report, titled "Cambodia Gagged: Democracy at Risk?".
Four years after Prime Minister Hun Sen promised that journalists would no longer be jailed for what they write, several journalists languish in prison.