Date of Broadcast: 10 June 2012
The Future of Forest Patrols
It’s been more than a month since the murder of environmental activist Chut Wutty and the future of his organized citizen patrols remains uncertain. Wutty was instrumental in developing a style of activism that brought together hundreds of people to fight against illegal logging. But with his death many are questioning whether his followers will have the discipline and courage to carry out his legacy. Equity Weekly followed hundreds of activists as they paid tribute to Chut Wutty and vowed to continue their mission to protectCambodia's forests.
Ministry of Information Bans Foreign Broadcasts
Access to information is an important part of the electoral process and radio stations play a crucial role in disseminating information and keeping voters up to date on the latest developments throughout election day. However, during last weekend’s commune elections, Cambodia’s Ministry of Information ordered local radio stations not to transmit programs from international broadcasters over the election period. Why were these broadcasters targeted? Is the ban an act of censorship? Equity Weekly has the story.Commentary
Cambodia does not have recycling plants therefore most of the country's waste is exported to Vietnam and Thailand whose products - made out of these recycled materials - are then sold back to Cambodia at a high price. Is this good for the country? That's the topic of this week's commentary.
Politics and society
Our Politics and Society segment covers a meeting to promote a 100% condom-use program aimed at hotels, guest houses and entertainment venues. Sponsored by the Ministry of Health and NGOs partner, the program hopes to make condoms more widely availableat those locations to curb the spread HIV/AIDS, other sexually-transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.