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Written on 20/02/2018, 09:55 by ccim
press-release-for-launching-ceremony-of-challenges-to-independent-media-2017   Government’s coordinated crackdowns on independent media in the second half of 2017 vindicated how vulnerable the independent media institutions are. The government hostility in August and September 2017, however, did not fully highlight all of the challenges faced by independent media in Cambodia. Legal threats, difficulties in reporting sensitive issues, and low payment are just some of a few critical challenges encountered by both independent journalists and media institutions in Cambodia. With a generous financial and technical supports by the European Union and DanChurchAid...
Written on 14/02/2018, 02:14 by ccim
joint-statement-cambodian-journalists-continued-imprisonment-unjustifiedFebruary 14, 2018The continued imprisonment of Cambodian journalists Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin - arrested in November amid the government’s attack on media freedom - is cruel, unjustified, and contravenes commitments to uphold the rights to freedom of expression as outlined in the Cambodian Constitution, a consortium of four international and local journalists organizations said on Wednesday.The unwarranted treason and espionage charges leveled against the journalists - for which they face seven to 15 years in jail - are inappropriate and are clearly related to the government’s legal...
Written on 03/10/2017, 09:15 by ccim
ccim-will-organize-off-studio-roundtable-forum-on-occupation-and-employment-safetyWhile labor rights and safety of Cambodian workers are protected and governed by both domestic law including Cambodia’s constitution and international law ratified by the Cambodian government, labor abuses and security at workplace remain the most critical concerns for Cambodia workers. Female workers, in particular, face more serious challenges than male workers. Short-term employment contracts, for instance, have put garment workers, mostly females, in a disadvantage position stripping them of rights to have secure jobs and losing scores of benefits they should legally obtain. More importantly,...
Written on 22/09/2017, 07:11 by ccim
challenges-for-independent-media-report-2016   Although there were no physical attacks or lawsuits against journalists in 2016, media outlets operated in an environment that often placed intense pressure to report favorably on the government and their allies in the business community. Rising political tension ahead of commune elections in June 2017 and an accompanying wave of legal action against government critics had a chilling effect on journalists, even those working for outlets that perceive themselves as independent and free to report on a broad spectrum of sensitive issues.Corruption was seen as one of the most...

Investigative Report: Why Pursat City Council Failed to Completely Implement Their Duties to Promote Accountability?

VOD journalist traveled to PUrsat to check whether or not it is true that there is the matter of capability or knowledge, obstructing the implementation of the duties of the Pursat City Council failing to completely implement the duties to promote the governance in this city. Read the full report...

Investigative Report: People’s Health Affected by Kratie’s Garbage Dumpsite

What has happened on people in Phsar village and other communes in Chitr Borie district?

Mrs. Aing Sivlim’s body was pale. She told the reporter of VOD that she had had an incurable gastrointestinal disease for two years.  Read full report...

Investigation Report: Logging and Land Grabbing on a Community Forestry in Kompong Thom Province

A community forestry in Kompong Thom has been logged and grabbed by individuals for illegal trading owing to inactivity of the community leaders. This community forestry was established by a proposal from 60 families in 2004; at the very beginning, there were only three or four families moved there and started making a living with charcoal kilns.  According to the local authority, more families moved to the community forestry, grabbing the land for farming during 2007 and from 2009 up to now. Read full report...