Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: Professor Rhona Smith - United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, called on the Cambodian authorities to further strengthen the protection of women and indigenous peoples’ rights in the country.

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2015: The Year in Assembly and Association Rights

Publication Year: 2016  / Sources: United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maina Kiai

The Special Rapporteur traveled to Cambodia on an academic visit Nov. 7-9, 2015, his second such visit to the country since 2014. The government has imposed severe restrictions on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association since disputed elections in 2013. Kiai has twice requested that the Government of Cambodia invite him for an official visit, but has yet to receive a positive response.

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Facebook Cambodia Civic Insights 2015

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: The Asia Foundation

From November 1 to November 30, 2015, The Asia Foundation’s Cambodia Social Media Civic Insights Team followed seven media pages, two politicians, three government agencies and two political parties’ Facebook pages. The pages were selected to sample civic discussions on Facebook in Cambodia.

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The Public’s Right to Know: Principles on Right to Information Legislation

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Article 19

These Principles were originally developed in 1999 and updated in 2015. They have been endorsed by Abid Hussain, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, in his report to the 2000 Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (E/CN.4/2000/63), and referred to by the Commission in its 2000 Resolution on freedom of expression.

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Perceptions of Online Freedom Expression and Political Engagement

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)

This report attempts to address a shortage of information regarding Cambodian Internet users’ online behaviors and perceptions of Internet rights and freedoms. The intended outcome is to facilitate a more informed debate about the future of the Internet in Cambodia.

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Challenges for Independence Media 2014

Publication Year: 2014  / Sources: the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)

This report highlights the key findings of the recent survey of Cambodian journalists and examines notable developments and challenges within the Cambodian media industry in 2014, ending with a number of recommendations for improving and expanding the independence of Cambodian media in 2015 and beyond.

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Mobile Phones and Internet in Cambodia 2015

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Open Institute, Development Innovations & The Asia Foundation

This study examines Cambodian phone users’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to Khmer-language typing, writing and search habits, and identifies the factors motivating them to use (or not use) Khmer script. It also attempts to identify changes and trends in the way Khmer-enabled phones are being used, including their role as a means of accessing the Internet—in particular Facebook.

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Going Offline? The Threat to Cambodia’s Newfound Internet Freedoms

Publication Year: 2015  / Sources: Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)

Driven by the increasing availability of cheap web-enabled smartphones and extensive mobile networks, young Cambodians—mostly in urban areas— have embraced social media networks like Facebook and YouTube. But Cambodia’s new-found internet freedom is under threat

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Open for Business? the Economic Impact of Internet Openness

Publication Year: 2014  / Sources: Dalberg Global Development

This report represents a first attempt to understand the economic impact of Internet openness. In order to do so, it is first necessary to determine what is meant by “openness.” We offer a working definition from a user’s perspective: Internet openness is the degree to which users in a given country are able to decide freely which platforms and services to use and what lawful content to access, create, or share.

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New Media and the Promotion of Human Rights in Cambodia

Publication Year: 2012  / Sources: the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)

This report seeks to explore the extent to which new media, namely mobile phones and the internet, are used in
Cambodia, and in particular how they are used to promote and protect human rights.

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