The US watchdog Freedom House ranked Cambodia “not free” for 2010, for persecution of and restrictions on journalists.
Sam Rainsy, who lives in exile abroad, is now facing 14 years in jail sentences from a series of criminal suits.
Ouk Seng said Thursday she had made up the allegations because she wanted to return home to her children.
The groups met in Phnom Penh to discuss development plans, foreign aid pledges and Cambodia’s development needs for 2012.
Mam Sonando, director of the independent Beehive radio station, said it has become harder to gain listeners.
Mang Monika will present the findings of the project to the Appeals Court in a meeting Wednesday.
Mu Sochua said women in Cambodia need to participate more in politics, in both grassroots and upper political leadership.
Thai media reports preliminary dam construction has begun well before official clearance by the Mekong River Commission.
Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other major international groups have called on the government to drop the law entirely.
Critics say the law will erode development progress Cambodia has made over the past 20 years.
On Wednesday, 62 international NGOs working in Cambodia stated their strong opposition to the law.
According to the Ministry of Labor, Cambodia sent nearly 5,800 legal workers in Malaysia in 2010, nearly two-thirds of them women.