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Cambodian Center Launches Social Media Campaigns For Press Freedom

By NJ Thakuria
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Guwahati: Understanding the growing influence of alternate or social media across the globe, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has taken the help of new media outlets to release a series of infographics as part of a campaign to highlight the situation of press freedom and access to information in Cambodia on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

“Freedom of the press is a basic component of any democracy. For Cambodia to enjoy genuine press freedom, the judiciary and government need to stop targeting those who dare to expose corruption and criticize the powerful,” said a statement issued by the CCHR on 3 May.

The non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization which has been working to promote & protect democracy and respect for human rights throughout the southeast Asian country also added, “Additionally, the enactment of the access to information law would hopefully improve transparency and offer better protection to journalists, provided the final draft is in line with international standards.”