Social development

Human rights

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest

BANGKOK —  Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heat wave, the military government said. On Wednesday it also granted amnesty for over 3,000 prisoners to mark this week’s ...

Associated Press

Women are almost invisible in Cambodia's news stories, UNESCO Report found 

Phnom Penh 12 December 2023. Women are vastly underrepresented in news stories produced by Cambodian media, with an exclusively women presence found only in 5% of all stories. In comparison, the stories that feature only men, make half of all the news published and broadcasted in ...

Far-Reaching Threats a Worry for Cambodian-American Journalist

WASHINGTON — Paranoia has become something of a way of life for Sarada Taing, ever since the journalist received violent threats from a pro-government social media personality in Cambodia in June. In one audio message sent via Facebook Messenger on June 19, Pheng Vannak, a former police ...

Liam Scott

Vietnam jails fifth climate activist on tax charges

One of Vietnam’s best-known climate activists has been sentenced to three years in prison over tax evasion. Hoang Thi Minh Hong is the fifth Vietnamese activist to be jailed over the charge. Campaigners say it is part of a state-authorised move to silence criticism of the country’s ...

Jonathan Head

Vietnamese environmentalist sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax evasion

Hoang Thi Minh Hong, the prominent Vietnamese environmentalist, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges of tax evasion at the end of a brief trial in Ho Chi Minh City on Sept. 28. Members of the diplomatic community who attempted to attend the trial were denied ...

Mongabay.com

Ambassador stresses Vietnam’s policy on promoting, protecting human rights for all

Geneva (VNA) – Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai has highlighted Vietnam’s policy on promoting and protecting all people’s enjoyment of human rights while addressing a general debate on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk’s updated report on the global human rights situation. The debate on September 13 was ...

VNA

Cambodia: Access to Independent Media Blocked

(Bangkok) – The Cambodian government has issued an order to internet service providers to block access to online websites and social media accounts of three major independent media outlets, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should lift its orders to block access to the three outlets ...

Human Rights Watch

Rights group: Bangladesh failing to protect Rohingya against rising violence in camps

Bangladesh is not doing enough to protect Rohingya from increasing violence by armed groups and criminal gangs operating in the refugee camps near the country’s border with Myanmar, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. Some of these stateless refugees who fled from persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine ...

Ahammad Foyez and Abdur Rahman for BenarNews

Myanmar Military Court Sentences Ex-Publisher to Five Years for Sedition

The former publisher of independent news outlet The Irrawaddy has been sentenced to five years in prison for sedition, marking the latest in a barrage of attacks on the press in Myanmar following the 2021 military coup. Thaung Win was sentenced by the military-controlled Western Yangon District Court ...

Liam Scott

Cambodia PM threatens Facebook ban after posts ruled violent

Cambodia’s leader Hun Sen has quit Facebook and threatened to block it in his country after the platform’s oversight board recommended he be suspended for six months. Hun Sen had called for violence against his political opponents in a video in January which was viewed 600,000 ...

Joel Guinto

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