Sunday, 12 December 2010

Human Rights Day Interview with Multi-media Monk, Venerable Sovath on How He Uses Video

Witness | December 09, 2010  | WITNESS partner LICADHO [  ] filmed this interview with human rights defender, the Venerable Luon Sovath, in Cambodia for International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2010.

The Venerable speaks personally about how he uses video to fight for the rights of his community in Chi Kreng District, Siem Reap Province. The Venerable also speaks out about communities across Cambodia at risk of forced evictions. This video includes footage of 100s of villagers assembling outside the Siem Reap courthouse during the trial of land rights activists from the Venerable's village in Chi Kreng.

The Venerable is being featured by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in its Human Rights Day 2010 video [ ]

Read the WITNESS blog post about the Venerable's visit to New York City to attend the WITNESS Focus For Change Gala

No comments: