Myanmar: Editor Wrongfully Charged

 Myanmar authorities should immediately drop all charges against an editor for broadcasting an interview with an armed group representative, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 30, police arrested and charged Nay Myo Lin, the editor-in-chief of the Mandalay-based Voice of Myanmar, under Myanmar’s overly broad Counter-Terrorism Law for an interview ...

Cambodia: Prisons Potential COVID-19 Epicenters

The Cambodian government should take urgent measures to reduce the risk that the country’s severely overcrowded prisons will suffer COVID-19 outbreaks, Human Rights Watch said today. Reducing overcrowding in prisons is important to prevent outbreaks, which would have serious health consequences for prisoners, prison staff, and the ...

Viet Nam's Economy to Remain One of the Fastest Growing in Asia Despite Sharp Slowdown Due to COVID-19

Viet Nam’s economic growth rate is expected to slow sharply in 2020, to 4.8%, from the initial supply shock to economic activity from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the subsequent and ongoing drop in demand from Viet Nam’s principal trade and investment ...

Cambodia's Economic Growth to Slow in 2020, Rebound Expected in 2021 — ADB

After two decades of strong performance, Cambodia’s economic growth is expected to drop to 2.3% in 2020. This is due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the resulting economic slowdown in the major advanced economies and the People’s Republic of China, and the country’s ...

World Bank approves $20 million to assist Cambodia fight COVID-19 pandemic

The World Bank has approved a $20 million line of credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to assist Cambodia’s COVID-19 emergency response. This is part of the banks first emergency support package dedicated to fast-track COVID-19 aid. The World Bank said, the funds will help ...

Five provinces receive funds to fight saltwater intrusion

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated 800 million VND (nearly 34,000 USD) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion. The money comes from the ministry’s Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund. The provinces are Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Kien Giang and Ca ...

Call for Application: ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) 2020 Programme

Announcement from the ASEAN Foundation! We are pleased to inform you that we are currently opening a Call for Application for our ASEAN Data Science Explorers (ADSE) 2020 programme‘s competition. Therefore, we would like to encourage you to invite your students and youth fellows to join ...

Cambodia: Youth Essay Competition for Open Data Day 2020
Youth Essay Competition for Open Data Day 2020

Building on the successful experiences of previous years, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is delighted to host the “Open Data Day 2020” in the first week of March. This year, we will focus on the global open data day theme: Open Data for Equal Development. As part ...

Shelter City Netherlands: Call for temporary relocation in 2020
Shelter City Netherlands

Justice and Peace Netherlands is launching a new call for human rights defenders at risk to participate in the Shelter City initiative around March 2020.   Shelter City offers human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk a possibility for rest and respite by letting them escape temporarily from a ...

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