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Sopheap Chak

Sopheap Chak is the Program Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and is one of Cambodia’s leading human rights bloggers. She mobilizes young activists around the country in civic engagement through the Cambodian Youth Network for Change.

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Latest posts by Sopheap Chak

Cambodia: Controversial mobile phone ad

An advertisement of a major Cambodian mobile phone service provider is being criticized by many netizens for promoting bad internet behavior among the youth. Bloggers are pushing for the removal...

Cambodia: Countdown to BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010

The 2010 BarCamp Phnom Penh, which will take place on September 25 and 26, is expected to gather around 1,000 IT enthusiasts. This will be the third BarCamp event in...

Cambodia: Mixed views on Duch Verdict

A prison chief accused of ordering the torture and death of 14,000 individuals during the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia was sentenced to 35 years. It is the first guilty...

Cambodia: The Official Launch of the First Online Human Rights Portal

Sithi.org, a Cambodian human rights portal that aims to crowdsource and curate reports of human rights violations, officially launched on July 22, 2010 with participation from various institutions including embassies,...

Cambodia: Decline of Monk Morality?

A monk in Cambodia was arrested for illegally taping a video of nude ladies in a monastery. The video was widely shared through mobile phones and the internet. There are...

Cambodia: Reactions to the 2010 World Cup Season

Cambodians are also celebrating the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Moto-taxi drivers, students, businesspeople, netizens, and even the Prime Minister are cheering for the Asian teams which are playing...

Madagascar: The voice of a young blogger and translator

Meet Radifera Felana Candy, translator for Global Voices Lingua Malagasy. Only 15 years old, Candy is probably the youngest member in the Global Voices team.

Southeast Asia: Good Governance Advocacy via Technology

As part of our Technology for Transparency research, Sopheap Chak offers a broad overview of the role of technology and grassroots, online communities in the movement for good governance in...

Cambodia: Campaign Against Wearing of Short Skirts

A group of teachers and students held a rally in Cambodia to protest the wearing of short skirts which they claim violate Khmer culture. Several government officials are supporting the...

First Cambodian Women Web Portal

Established in October 2007, the Women Web Portal is the first web portal in Khmer language in Cambodia that provides information about gender issues and women rights. GV author Sopheap...

Cambodia's Great Internet Firewall?

To protect internet users against pornography, fraud and cyber theft, Cambodia's government has authorized a private company to control all local internet service providers. But bloggers are worried that the...

Cambodia: Valentine's Day Sparks Controversy

Valentine's Day was first celebrated in Cambodia in 2000. It is now a popular event in the country, especially among the youth. The government, with the help of some bloggers,...

Cambodia: Mixed Views on Freedom of Expression

GV author Sopheap Chak writes about the human rights situation in Cambodia focusing on the state of freedom of expression in the country.

Japan: Snow Candle Sparking Hope for Haiti

Over 100 international students of the International University of Japan joined together to build a snow ball in lighting the candle of hope for Haitians who have been suffering from...

Cambodia: Reviewing the anti-corruption law

Bloggers react to the proposed anti-corruption law in Cambodia. They also suggest ways on how to combat corruption in society

Cambodia: Bloggers discuss LGBT issues

LGBT issues are not openly discussed in Cambodian mainstream society but they are being debated in the blogosphere. Blogs have become online venues that address LGBT concerns.

Cambodia: Bloggers promote Khmer Literature

The Khmer Youth Writers group in Cambodia was initiated by award-winning young authors who want to promote and improve Khmer literature. Members use their blogs to highlight Khmer writing.

Cambodia: Female Voices in the Blogosphere

GV author Sopheap Chak interviews two Cambodian female bloggers about the participation and role of women bloggers in Cambodia. The two bloggers also share their views on the state of...

Cambodia: Anti-Corruption Advocacy of Bloggers

December 9 is annually celebrated as International Anti-Corruption Day. Cambodian bloggers share their views on the anti-corruption efforts of the government and other advocacy groups.

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