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Global Witness, markets and corruption

If one knew nothing but the hectoring tone of the Global Witness report Hostile Takeover, one could easily conclude that members of Hun Sen’s family have done nothing since 1979 except manipulate government influence to enrich themselves illegitimately. 1,361 more words


REPORT: On Dangerous Ground from GLOBAL WITNESS

“The environment is emerging as a new battleground for human
rights. As demand for products like timber, minerals and palm oil
continues, governments, companies and criminal gangs are exploiting… 26 more words

Land Conflict

The Killing of Dr Kem Ley

New Matilda, 25 July 2016: A funeral procession of more than a million people, organisers said, accompanied the coffin of slain activist Kem Ley through Phnom Penh on Sunday as his body made the journey from the pagoda where it had lain in state for two weeks back to his home town in the provinces. 189 more words


L'anno nero degli attivisti ambientali

Secondo il rapporto On dangerous ground dell’organizzazione Global Witness nel corso del 2015 sono stati uccisi nel mondo 185 attivisti ambientali. Si tratta di un incremento del 60% rispetto al 2014.  352 more words


Global Witness and the language of deception

As the previous post on this blog noted, most media uncritically accepted the claims of Global Witness’ report Hostile Takeover to “link” Hun Sen’s family to companies with a total registered capital of $201 million, when in fact the report documents ownership only of $15.8 million by Hun Sen’s extended family and of $31.4 million by two of his children’s in-laws. 1,418 more words


Special Operatives Hired By Powerful Industries Are Assassinating Environmental Activists Trying To Protect Mother Nature

July 18, 2016

Environmental activists are being murdered at record rates, with as many as three deaths occurring per week, according to London-based advocacy group, Global Witness. 606 more words


Global Witness’ flawed report on Hun Sen’s family

The Global Witness report Hostile Takeover: The Corporate Empire of Cambodia’s Ruling Family was provided well in advance to selected media, to allow them to describe it without rushing. 1,707 more words