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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


Business? As usual.

It’s been a strange and febrile week in Phnom Penh: how many times have I written that over the last few years? Last Thursday the anti-corruption NGO Global Witness published an outstandingly good and lavishly annotated report on the financial holdings of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family. 708 more words

Strongman Hun Sen Has Cambodia's Economy 'Sewn Up,' Says Report

Hun Sen is only 63, but Cambodia’s Prime Minister is already one of the world’s longest-serving leaders. Since 1985, this former Khmer Rouge soldier — who defected and joined a Vietnamese-backed liberation force in the late 1970s — has… 1,144 more words

How a US rule you haven’t heard of could lead to sweeping global change

Chances are, you probably haven’t heard of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. But this rule, adopted on Monday by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), brings with it the potential for big global change. 429 more words

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