Monthly Archives: July 2013

Widespread Problems Prevent Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia in 2013

Cambodia’s electoral process is marred by systematic problems that prevent national elections scheduled for July 28th 2013, from being free and fair, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. Eight parties are taking part in the elections, including the ruling Cambodian People’s … Continue reading

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China Hones In On More Extensive Internet Control

China’s Internet controls, which were already among the most extensive in the world, have grown even more sophisticated and pervasive under the new Communist Party leadership, according to a Freedom House special report released Wednesday. This year, new regulations made … Continue reading

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Buddhist Leader Thich Quang Do Urges President Obama to Press Vietnamese Leader on Democracy for Vietnam During Next Week’s Visit

Prominent dissident and 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Quang Do is calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to raise issues of democracy and human rights in his upcoming meeting with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on July 25th in Washington DC. … Continue reading

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Cambodian Civil Society Organizations Urge Political Parties to Advance Women’s and Children’s Issues Ahead of Elections

Ahead of the national assembly elections in Cambodia, civil society organizations organized a debate with seven of the eight political parties to help inform voters about  the parties’ commitment to women’s and children’s issues.  Among the issues discussed were how … Continue reading

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Escalating Harassment Campaign Against Chinese Women’s Rights Supporter

Chinese human rights defender Ye Haiyan has been subjected to a prolonged campaign of harassment and intimidation over the past six weeks which has forced her and her partner and daughter to leave their home, first in Guangxi province, and … Continue reading

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