Kun Eng has voiced his opinion about the adverse effects of a local reforestation scheme and has previously publically raised the issue of local villagers seeking to sell land to third parties for personal profit to the detriment of other villagers in the area.
“Freedom parks” are designated locations where peaceful demonstrators can demonstrate on the condition of 12 hours’ notice, instead of the five days’ notice generally required; however, the number of demonstrators in “freedom parks” is limited to 200 people, while there is no limit for general demonstrations.
Leang Sokchouen was tried under a penal code that did not exist at the time of his arrest.
Tep Vanny and Non Sok Kheng were arrested following a march by Boeung Kak Lake area community members who are embroiled in a conflict over land.
The report provides an overview of the use of new media in Cambodia and recent trends toward Internet censorship, as well as the implications for freedom of expression.
Thirty-six IFEX members, along with Centre for Law and Democracy and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, expressed concern about the 12 April resolution of the Court of Appeals, Manila Special Division of Five, requiring Monette Salaysay and Rowena Paraan to explain why they should not be held in contempt for comments attributed to them in a “Philippine Daily Inquirer” article regarding the Ampatuan Town Massacre trials.
IFEX members note with alarm the efforts of China’s authorities to restrict freedom of expression in regard to debate on political reform in China, following reform movements in the Middle East and North Africa since late 2010.
Even though a new government has been formed in Burma after the elections in November 2010, there is still no guarantee of improvements in the country’s media environment.