Human Rights

In Wake of Scandal, Activist Defends Her Work

Author and human rights advocate Somaly Mam attends the Somaly Mam Foundation Gala on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

27 October 2014
A Newsweek story published in May cast doubt on her origin story, and she later resigned from the Somaly Mam Foundation. More

Video Demonstrators Call on Government To Fulfill Principles of Peace Accords

Hundreds of activists demonstrated in Phnom Penh on Thursday, gathering to protest the government’s failure to fulfill the promises of the Paris Peace Accords.

Video Illegal Logging Ravaging the Last Forests, Activists Say

Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood has been sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.

Video Hundreds March To Protest Refugee Deal With Australia​

Some 300 people, including monks and students, marched through the capital on Friday, protesting a refugee deal between Cambodia and Australia.

Hundreds March To Protest Refugee Deal With Australia

Many of the protesters were victims of land disputes who said Cambodia is not ready to take on refugees because it has yet to solve many of its own lingering development questions.

Lawyer Files Complaint at International Court Over Land Grabs

A communication filed on Oct. 7 claims that over the last 14 years, an estimated 770,000 Cambodians, or 6 percent of the population, have been hurt by land grabs, according to a statement from two groups.

Video Fight for Areng Valley by Kalyanee Mam

Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try. It is accompanied by a short film she edited in remembrance of him and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces. The following video is the short film.

Media Groups Urge Action in Murder of Journalist

The three men were arrested Sunday and are accused of murdering journalist Taing Try, who was in Kratie province investigating illegal logging.

Remembering Cambodia’s Heritage by Kalyanee Mam

Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try.

Three Men Charged for Murder of Journalist

The three men are also accused of possession of illegal weapons.

Video As Tribunal Continues, More Calls for Funding

Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.

Video Protesters March for World Habitat Day

More than 1,000 people marched on the National Assembly on Monday, many of them displaced from land disputes, to mark World Habitat Day.

Video Khmer Krom Leader Says He Has Received Death Threats

Thach Sitha, president of the Association of Kampuchea Krom, which advocates for the Khmer ethnic minority living in Vietnam, told protesters Wednesday he has received death threats in recent days by phone.

Khmer Krom Leader Says He Has Received Death Threats

Some 200 protesters have gathered in front of the embassy over the past five days to demand an apology from an official there for comments he made about Kampuchea Krom.

Video Demonstrators Decry ‘Crimea-like’ Policies in Vietnam

Vietnamese Embassy officials declined to comment on the protest, which followed a two-day conference in Virginia to discuss issues faced by Cambodians, Hmong and Montagnards.

Video Demonstrators Decry 'Crimea-like' Policies in Vietnam

Cambodians and Laotians gathered in front of the White House in Washington on Monday, claiming that Vietnamese policies in the region are hurting their respective countries.

Protesters March for World Habitat Day

More than 1,000 people marched on the National Assembly on Monday, many of them displaced from land disputes, to mark World Habitat Day.

Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom

Cambodia has nearly 3 million Internet users, most of whom go online via their mobile phones.

Video Foreign Minister Defends Cambodia’s Rights Record

Hor Namhong also defended, more broadly, Cambodia’s rights efforts, pointing to the high number of NGOs in the country, as well as media that criticize the government.

No March for World Habitat Day

The decision was made following a meeting Wednesday morning between city officials and community organizers.

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Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodiai
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30 October 2014
The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials. Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha also hopes to improve cooperation along the borders and “clear up controversies of the past,” a spokesman for Hun Sen told reporters Thursday. (Kong Sothanarith, Phnom Penh)

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Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)i
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27 October 2014
You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Let the Cat out of the Bag (Movie: My Sister's Keeper)

You can say, "I'm so mad at you. I can't believe you 'let the cat out of the bag'. I can't believe you told him I have a crush on him. How could you?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Face the Music (Movie: Yes Man)

You can say, "You lied, and lied, but this time you got caught. It's time you 'face the music'. It's time you confess and tell the truth." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Hit the Nail on the Head (Movie: Inside Job)

You can say, "The professor 'hit the nail on the head' when she said, that we cannot demand respect, respect must be earned and not given freely." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori
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Video Speak of the Devil (Movie: Easy A)

You can say, "Speaking of the devil, there she is! Hey, we were just talking about you a moment ago." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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