Cambodia: Digital innovation for human rights

The project promotes secure and professional use of open data and social media. It assists bloggers, human rights activists and computer specialists in setting up a shared training centre. Also, media practitioners are trained in data-driven journalism. Course participants learn how to analyse and publish digital data on topics such as public service provision and rice prices. The data is then used to inform public debates and radio-shows in rural communities.

Further Readings
Sithi Hub: Using digital media to promote human rights

Sithi Hub: Using digital media to promote human rights

The Sithi Hub is the first human rights technology hub in Cambodia. It was started in November 2013 and is run by The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR). The goal of Sithi Hub is to support human rights organisations in utilizing ICT tools to ...
Data journalism: Innovation for Cambodian journalists

Data journalism: Innovation for Cambodian journalists

Data-driven journalism is a process where journalists use and visualise data to tell compelling stories.  In recent years, it has become an important trend, opening new ways for newsrooms to inform their audiences. In Cambodia, data driven journalism is...
Public debates: Rural communities speak out

Public debates: Rural communities speak out

The Women's Media Center of Cambodia (WMC) conducted several public debates in the countryside in order to give rural communities a space to express their concerns and discuss them with public officials. Previously, the low price of rice, unemployment ...
Free information flow: How data lowers poverty

Free information flow: How data lowers poverty

Cambodian rice farmer Ly Prim is stuck in a vicious cycle she doesn’t know how to break. Low rice prices have hit her income directly, meaning she doesn’t make enough to pay back loans she took out at season’s start. “Adding up the cost of seeds, fertili...
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Project Overview

Project NameDigital innovation for human rights
CountryCambodia
ObjectiveHuman rights activists and journalists use social media and digital data securely and professionally
Target groupsHuman rights activists, IT specialists, journalists
PartnersGIZ/Civil Peace Service, DW Akademie, Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Open Development Cambodia, Women's Media Centre, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Department of Media and Communication, Club of Cambodian Jounalists
Pilot phaseAugust 2013 - October 2014; part of the activities continue
BudgetEUR 125,000
LinksCCHR Sithi Hub ODC Women's Media Centre DDJ Blog Implementing GIZ Programme I Implementing GIZ Programme II

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