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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

Cambodian PM Affirms Ban on Mekong Hydropower Projects

Cambodia’s prime minister has stated that the country will not develop any hydropower dams on the Mekong River, reaffirming a moratorium on mainstream dam projects announced in 2020. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a 150-megawatt hydropower dam in the southern province of ...

Sebastian Strangio

FAO Representative in Cambodia supports Ministry of Environment’s priority strategy

Dr. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of Environment, received Ms. Rebekah Bell, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Cambodia, and her colleagues for a courtesy call on September 13, 2023, at the Ministry of Environment. Sophalleth welcomed and appreciated the cooperation between the Ministry of ...

Khmer Times

China welcomes Cambodian and Zambian leaders as it forges deeper ties with Global South

BEIJING (AP) — China and Zambia upgraded their relationship to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership on Friday, the latest move by America’s chief global rival to forge deeper ties with the Global South. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Zambian counterpart announced the agreement shortly after Xi ...

KEN MORITSUGU

A forest gave Cambodia’s captive elephants a new life. Now they’re paying it back

PU TROM, Cambodia — The quiet life that Sambo leads today seems as distant from her past plight as the searing-hot streets she once trod as a tourist attraction in the far-off capital of Phnom Penh. “Elephants are not meant to walk on concrete,” says Jemma ...

John Cannon

Cambodian Leader U-Turns on Rare Dolphin Conservation Law

PHNOM PENH — Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Thursday cancelled a law he created just two months ago to protect critically endangered Mekong dolphins as the mammals continue to die from illegal fishing activities. The population of Irrawaddy dolphins in the river Mekong has dwindled from 200, ...

AFP

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

Cooperation with China crucial to protect rare Mekong River dolphins in Cambodia: official

PHNOM PENH, July 15 (Xinhua) — The ongoing cooperation with China is essential to help protect critically endangered Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia, a senior official said on Thursday. Phay Somany, deputy director of the Fisheries Conservation Department at the Fisheries Administration of Cambodia’s Ministry ...

huaxia

Cambodia’s democratic journey: Upholding sovereignty and fostering progress

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s struggle for independence and its subsequent tumultuous experiences have profoundly shaped the country’s approach to peace, stability, sovereignty and democracy in the Cambodian way on the basis of these experiences, histories, identities and practices. From the legacy of the colonisation to the ...

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