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Law and mass media

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First, I would like to say ‘Hi’ to all of our readers. This week we are introducing you to law programs and taking a look at its popularity in Cambodia’s media.

Just recently, as I stepped into the office, I was asked about what I listen to and watch. “Do you like watching TV and listening to radio? And what programs are they?”

“My favorites are movies, comedy shows, music, and football, as well as national and international news,” I replied. Another question came after that: “Are you interested in tuning into issues about the law?” I was so surprised by the question, in fact, I could not react immediately.

We’ll also introduce you to a university alumni group, dedicated to helping students in Pursat province get school supplies and other charitable efforts.

To answer this question, LIFT reporters Sok Eng and Khiev Chakriya try to find out whether or not the young generation has any interest in hearing about law on the radio or TV. They also focus on the understanding of law among youth, the enforcement and the problem with government broadcasting about law.

In this issue, our youth of the week is Sy Sathya, a young lawyer who has a record of success in court. He dedicates his time to both providing legal access to and defending those who cannot afford it.

Today, a dark shadow of the past is unfolding in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. The brutal former leaders of the Khmer Rouge are being prosecuted, and we went out to get your opinions of the Tribunal.

Seng Leung, an attorney for a private company who continues to achieve his life-long goals, is featured in our “Day in the Life” section and has some great advice.

LIFT always welcomes readers who are interested in sharing their views with us. Please send us your comments or feedback via [email protected]. Thanks.

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