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CCHR Fundamental Freedoms Fact Sheet: Freedom of Information

(CCHR/IFEX) - 4 May 2012 - The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) today releases the fifth edition in its series of "Law Classification" fact sheets. This fact sheet provides an overview of the proposed freedom of information law that was delivered to the National Assembly in March 2012.

The fact sheet is released together with a new CCHR report on freedom of information entitled, Freedom of Information in Cambodia: A right to know or a culture of secrecy? (in Khmer only). The Report looks at the principles of freedom of information and the extent to which freedom of information is provided for in the domestic laws of Cambodia. The Report also examines the challenges ordinary Cambodians face on a daily basis in accessing information using four areas that CCHR has identified as being particularly important in so far as freedom of information is concerned - corruption, the media, rule of law, and resources and land.

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