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Country's first human rights portal wins innovation award

(CCHR/IFEX) - 2 September 2011 - The Cambodian Center for Human Rights is proud to announce that Cambodia's first online human rights portal, http://www.sithi.org , has won an Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) 2011 Award under the category of "Rights and Freedoms", granted by the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC). The ISIF 2011 Award has been granted in recognition of the role that the portal has played in advocating for social change and in promoting the civil and political rights of Cambodian citizens, using information communication technologies (ICT) in innovative ways.

The CCHR management committee, staff and project team would like thank all our donors whose generous support transformed an idea into a reality. We would also like to thank everyone that has contributed to the continued development of the Portal and everyone who has visited the website and used it in their research. Thank you to you all - we would not have won the award without your continued support.

In response to the award, Chor Chanthyda, the Portal Project Coordinator, commented: "The Sithi team are proud to receive this reward in recognition for the hard work we are doing in promoting online platforms as an effective tool to share information on the situation of human rights in Cambodia. This reward will spur us to work harder, to constantly improve sithi.org in order to provide users with a valuable tool in their research and efforts to promote and protect human rights in Cambodia."

CCHR would finally like to thank APNIC for the recognition this award gives the Portal.

Click here for further information on the award

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