Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association
A young man views the photos displayed at Champei Garden Restaurant in Prek Pra commune on February 23, 2024. (CamboJA / Pring Samrang)

STT Photo Exhibition Displays Lives of Urban Poor, Lack of Property Rights To Seek Joint Solutions

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT)’s free photo exhibition showcased 60 photos on the life of urban poor communities including land insecurity, resettlement, lack of pre-arranged services and infrastructure, and forced evictions. It also sheds light on the present condition of city lakes and the environmental impact due to the destruction of lakes in Phnom Penh by companies, private sectors, and public figures, according to the organization.
Information Minister Neth Pheaktra talks during the annual conference on January 22, 2024. (Neth Pheaktra’s facebook)

Ministry of Information Finalizing Protracted Access to Information Draft Law



At least 20 prominent independent trade union coalitions, support groups and associations provided thematic reports on the labor rights situation in Cambodia for the upcoming UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) pre-session in Geneva on 13 February 2024.
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While driving through Phnom Penh, it is not uncommon to spot public buses making their way down major boulevards with virtually zero passengers, even during peak traffic hours. No image can better represent the current state of Phnom Penh’s disjointed public bus system than the visual of these empty buses surrounded by, and at times blocking, clusters of smaller vehicles as they squeeze through the busy roads. 
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“What can I do besides having to raise them myself when I don’t have much support? I cry every day when it’s too hard to bear the responsibilities of being a mother of a newborn baby,” said a Cambodian mother of a 4-month-old infant who opened up to me about her experience as a first-time parent.
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