Joint Media Statement: Civil Society Calls on Senate to Reject LANGO
July 14, 2015 - We, the undersigned civil society groups, condemn the Cambodian People’s Party’s unanimous approval yesterday of the repressive and unnecessary Law on Associations and Non-Government Organizations (LANGO) and call on the Senate to reject the law. The vote at yesterday’s extraordinary session of the National Assembly is a catastrophic development for civil society in Cambodia and is a major step in the government’s wider campaign to undermine democracy and restrict citizens’ rights and freedoms.
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Cyber democracy: Cambodia, Kafka's Kingdom
October 27, 2015 - Cambodia is a battleground for the control of information both in the streets and on the internet. Increasingly, the reality and response of people impacted by issues such as land grabbing, poor wages and the overall suppression of free speech and assembly are documented on mobile phones and posted online. This documentary examines the evolution of dissent in Cambodia and the efforts to control the growth of cyber-democracy by an entrenched and corrupt government. A draft Cyber Crime law leaked to the press and posted on the internet threatens to silence cyber discourse and dissent that are at the heart of the democracy movement.
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