CCIM will organize off-studio roundtable forum on “Occupation and Employment Safety” on Oct. 8

While 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, women working in entertainment sectors have been sexually harassed and abuses. Most of the cases of abuses reported are unsolved, let alone unreported cases. During the crackdown on sex workers in early 2017, Pen Kunthea, a sex worker was chased by Phnom Penh security guard. She fell into the river and died of drowning. Although the court ordered investigation, no one has so far been hold accountable for the incident.

In order to push for more practical mechanisms and solid commitments to protect safety and security of female workers, Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) cooperates with Germany-based Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is going to organize an off-studio roundtable forum on "Occupation and Employment Safety" on October 8, 2017 at Tonle Bassak 2 Restaurant in Phnom Penh. CCIM expects that the forum will certainly contribute to strengthening mechanisms to help improve occupation and employment safety for Cambodian female workers.

Clean Road: Re-launching the Radio Program on Corruption Issues

 

Have you ever been overcharged by authorities when applying for public services? Have you ever been asked to pay unofficial extra money to get things done faster than other people? Have you ever been extorted for money by some traffic cops?   Do you know whether it is corruption? Have you ever thought of taking part in corruption elimination?

If you have, join the Clean Road, a one-hour weekly radio program broadcasting every Tuesday from 11: 00 AM to 12:00 PM  on Sarika FM 106.5 MHz in Phnom Penh, FM 91.25 MHz in Siem Reap and Battambang, and FM 101 MHz in Banteay Mean Chey.    

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Let’s Go Show: A Radio Program for Youth on Politics and Good Governance

 

It was 9 o’clock on a sunny and windy morning in February. The campus of Cheap Sim Boeung Keng Kang High School was noisy and full of students taking a break after two hours of learning. Some students chased one another, while some others chatted and enjoyed their snacks. And just across the road from the school, the Cambodia Center for Independent Media (CCIM) began broadcasting the Let’s Go Show, a one-hour radio program aired from 9:00-10:00 AM Monday to Friday on Radio Sarika FM 106.5 MHz focusing on youth participation in politics and good governance.

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Radio Program “Good Service, Good Society”: A Window of Opportunity to Promote Good Governance at Local Level

 

More than 10 kilometers at the western outskirts far away from Phnom Penh, a phone rang while Ms. Thorn Srey Pov alias Norn, a former garment worker from Prey Veng province currently living in a small rented room in Dangkor district, was looking after her one-year old baby. It was a phone call made by a VOD radio operator after Norn successfully requested to join “Good Services, Good Society”, a one-hour radio program broadcasting every Tuesday on Sarika FM 106.5 MHz in Phnom Penh from 14:00 to 15:00.  

The main objective of the “Good Service, Good Society” is to allow local people opportunities to address their concerns or challenges they are facing in their community and find solution for the problems.

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