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    Producer Hopes Cambodia Will Lift Film Ban

    Fran Lambrick, director of documentary film "I am Chut Wutty" pose for a photo after interview at VOA Khmer office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on April 19, 2016. Her documentary screening has been cancelled lately by Cambodian government. (Neou Vannarin/VOA Khmer)

    26 April 2016
    The British producer said the importance of the film was not only to show the heroism of Wutty, but also the rising importance of forest people and activists who attempt to continue Wutty’s work protecting Prey Lang – one of the largest remaining evergreen forests in Southeast Asia. More

    Video Film Director About Chut Wutty Said Her Film Should Not be Banned

    Documentary film, I AM CHUT WUTTY, was banned from screening at Meta House Wednesday by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. However, the film director said her film shouldn’t be banned because it showed the good image of Cambodia and it didn’t blame anyone. The documentary was banned because it was filmed and planned to screen in the country without permission, according to spokesman for Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Thai Norak Satya who told VOA in a phone interview. However, in a video interview with VOA Khmer on Wednesday, Fran Lambrick, director of I AM CHUT WUTTY said the government should allow the film because it showed a Cambodian hero to fight deforestation. Vannarin Neou, Phnom Penh.

    Video US: Global Human Rights Hit by Brutal Terror Groups, Stifling Authorities

    The report said governments in Iran, Egypt, Kenya, Cambodia, Uganda, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Ecuador all "deployed burdensome administrative and bureaucratic procedures as a means to restrict freedom of association."

    Opposition Lawmaker Arrested Over Border Comments

    Um Sam An’s detention is the 16th arrest of a CNRP members or activist in less than a year.

    Video China Blocks Activist's Trip to US for 'Women of Courage' Award

    Human rights activist Ni Yulan told VOA's Mandarin Service that Chinese authorities refused to issue her a passport late last month.

    Columbia Researchers Probe Cambodia’s Orphanage Problem

    In Cambodia, there have been numerous reports of children exploitation and abuse at child care institutions.

    U.N. Rights Envoy Arrives in Cambodia for 10-Day Mission

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, arrived in the country on Monday to begin a 10-day mission.

    Video Cambodian Scholar Says Apple-FBI Dispute Requires “Multi-Stakeholder” Solution

    The dispute between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the US Government demands to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone requires a multi-stakeholder “win-win” approach - including public debates, said Chap Chetra, a doctorate student in mass communication at Ohio University.

    Cambodia Reform Review: Ministries Need to Communicate Better

    VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat spoke to Silas Everett, Cambodia country representative for the Asia Foundation, to find out more about the findings from a new reform tracking project.

    Boeung Kak Protesters Appear Before Supreme Court

    The five women are accused of illegally taking over public property and resisting public officials during protests in May 2012.

    After Abuse and Arrests in Malaysia, Four Maids Return Home

    The women were promised well-paid jobs, up to $600 per month, by a company called 168 Manpower Supply, when they left for Malaysia in 2014.

    LGBT Campaigner Calls for Legal Protections

    A 2014 study by the United States Agency for International Development found that LGBT Cambodians face discrimination and emotional, sexual and physical abuse.

    Campaigners Dismiss Facebook as a Solution to Land Problems

    A spokesman told VOA Khmer that commenting on Hun Sen’s Facebook page was “better than submitting a petition.”

    Labor Trafficking Problem Has ‘Exploded’ in Recent Years: USAID Official

    Sean Callahan, deputy director for the USAID mission in Cambodia, recently sat with VOA Khmer to discuss the factors that can push workers abroad and ways they might be exploited.

    Environmental Activist Tried, But Verdict Delayed

    Ven Vorn has been detained since October 2015, in what rights advocates say has been delayed adjudication.

    Demonstrators Want World Bank To Compensate Them for Loss of Homes

    Protesters say the World Bank failed to implement a land-titling project in 2006 that would have prevented the loss of their homes.

    US Senators’ Criticism of Hun Sen Hangs Over Sunnylands Summit

    Seven US Democrats recently posted a letter to Hun Sen, expressing concern over his human rights record.

    Dueling Missives Press Obama, Cambodian PM on Human Rights

    Coincidental letters speak to human rights violations in Southeast Asia; one insists topic be added to upcoming, US-hosted ASEAN summit.

    Southern Thailand Violence Raises Fears of Insurgent Escalation

    Insurgency in largely Muslim-populated region, has claimed over 6,200 lives, defying official efforts to end bloodshed

    Activists Want Laos Dam on Agenda for ASEAN-Obama Meeting

    Some 6 million people could be affected by the dam, including people living not just on the Mekong, but on the Tonle Sap River, as well.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    28 April 2016
    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upwards almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising many questions. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.

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