by Eleanor Goldberg / Huffington Post When three sprightly fashion bloggers from Norway agreed to star in a month-long reality show in Cambodia, they were probably expecting more “Project Runway,” and less human rights violations in a series produced by their country’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten. But once Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen and Ludvig Hambro touched …
Security forces in the Cambodian capital violently dispersed Labor Day demonstrators gathered near the city’s Freedom Park Thursday, injuring at least five people, including bystanders, according to eyewitnesses and rights groups.
Sum Tea is one of hundreds of farmers who lost her small landholding in 2006 when the Cambodian government granted Phnom Penh Sugar, a company owned by Cambodian tycoon and ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat, concessions to establish sugar plantations on 20,000 hectares in the impoverished Kampong Speu Province.
Cambodia’s government should make public a proposed law aimed at regulating the country’s labor movement, a rights group said Thursday, amid concerns that it includes provisions for the suspension of unions and for severely restricting their right to freedom of association.
The Zongtex Garment factory off Phnom Penh’s Russian Boulevard looks like a nondescript residential compound, hidden down a dead-end road. There are no signs suggesting that it supplied to some of the world’s leading high street names – and the US military
Scores of garment workers have fallen sick this week at factories in Cambodia, including two that produce clothing for sportswear groups Puma SE and Adidas, workers and the companies said on Thursday.
About 100 activists from three Phnom Penh communities on Friday called for the release of 21 unionists, garment workers and rights activists detained after a series of strikes in January. Some of them are to be tried next month