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Threats to Internet Freedom in Cambodia

Since coming to power, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has controlled and censored traditional media outlets. Government controlled broadcast licenses have systematically been denied to independent broadcasters while journalists have been threatened, prosecuted, jailed, and in some cases murdered … Continue reading

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Rescue Needed for Thousands of Rohingya Fleeing the Threat of Genocide on Boats in Southeast Asia

As an estimated 8,000-20,000 Rohingya are adrift at sea, United to End Genocide, a U.S. based human rights advocacy group, calls on the Obama administration to take immediate action to help rescue them. Thousands of Rohingya are floating in the … Continue reading

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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Prominent Dissident in Vietnam

Members of the U.S. Congress visited Thich Quang Do, prominent dissident and Patriarch of the outlawed Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) on Monday at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery inHo Chi Minh City where he has been held under … Continue reading

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Vietnam Police Harass Independent Journalist on Vietnam War Anniversary

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands that Vietnamese police stop harassing independent journalist Pham Chi Dung and his family, whose Ho Chi Minh City home was surrounded Thursday by police officers. The Vietnamese authorities have gone out of their way to … Continue reading

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Final “Free the 19″ Detainees Released By Cambodian Supreme Court on Bail

The last of the “Free the 19’’ detainees was released on bail this morning in Cambodia following a decision by the Supreme Court. Ly Seav Minh spent more than five months in pre-trial detention at Prey Sar’s CC2 prison after … Continue reading

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North Korea, Vietnam, China, Myanmar Among World’s Most Censored Countries

The Committee to Protect Journalists released its list of the 10 Most Censored Countries in advance of the publication of the latest Attacks on the Press report, forthcoming on April 27th. North Korea, Vietnam, China and Myanmar are among the … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Blogger Me Nam Wins International Human Rights Award

Vietnamese Blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh is the winner of the 2015 Civil Rights Defender of the Year award from Civil Rights Defenders, presented to her in Stockholm via Skype on Friday. She was unable to travel to Sweden to … Continue reading

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Student Activist Po Po Arrested and Facing Charges in Myanmar

Human rights defender and 20 year old student activist Po Po was arrested at her home in Myanmar on April 8th. Warrants were issued for her arrest, along with fellow student activists Myat Thuya, Nanda Sitt Aung and Kyaw Ko … Continue reading

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Urging Transparency from Government, Rights Group Releases Results of Land Concession Investigation in Cambodia

The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released on Monday its land concession dataset to the public, the culmination of five years of investigation into this sector, and is urging the government to follow suit. … Continue reading

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China Must Immediately Free Prominent Women’s Rights Defenders

Human rights organizations continue to call for the immediate and unconditional release of five women’s rights defenders detained in China earlier this month, as their detention is only aimed to disrupt their peaceful human rights activities. The defenders had been … Continue reading

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