Speeches/Statements
STATEMENT: Uzbekistan: Media Freedom Needs Action As Well As Dialogue
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 , Written by « ARTICLE 19 »   

Brussels, 6 October 2008: As the EU prepares to reconsider its sanctions against Uzbekistan, last week's "media freedom" seminar in Tashkent should not be considered as evidence of any improvement in the country's 17-year policy of suppressing freedom of speech.

The event on 2-3 October, entitled "Liberalisation of Mass Media - An Important Component of the Democratisation of the Society", was co-sponsored by the EU and the Uzbek government. This seminar, while welcome, cannot in itself be seen as an indicator of a change of attitude by the Uzbek authorities in advance of the EU Foreign Ministers meeting on 13 October, at which the subject of European sanctions on Uzbekistan will be considered.

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Press Relese
Sunday, 29 March 2009 , Written by « AMERICAN CAMBODIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL »   

Cambodia’s Business Community Gathers to Discuss U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

March 27, 2009 –Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

Over 70 leaders from the business community in Cambodia gathered at Raffles Hotel Le Royal today to participate in a seminar and lively discussion on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its implications for companies operating in Cambodia. The event was jointly organized by the American Cambodian Business Council and Pact Cambodia and funded by USAID.

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Opening Address: Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen
Sunday, 29 March 2009 , Written by « Hun Sen »   
Opening of the 2009 Cambodia's Outlook Conference on "Cambodia and the Global Economic Crisis: Impact, Policy Responses and Action"


- Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen!

It is my great pleasure this morning to deliver the keynote opening address of the 2009 Cambodia's Outlook Conference on "Cambodia and the Global Economic Crisis: Impact, Policy Responses and Action'~ I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome CDRI and ANZ Royal BanKs initiative and partnership in hosting this very valuable annual Outlook Conference. This is the third occasion on which I have had the pleasure of delivering the opening address. I see the Outlook Conference as a unique event in Cambodia as each year it brings together leaders bring together personally invitee;! leaders from government, the private sector, research institutes, and civil society, and the international development community to consider Cambodia's achievements and its future. This year's Outlook Conference, its timing and theme, are of particular significance as we all come to terms with the impact of the global and regional financial and economic crisis, and how we must respond with efficiency and effectiveness.

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