National Internet Gateway: Security or Scrutiny? - Foundation Office Cambodia
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Although the National Internet Gateway, adopted by Cambodia’s legislature, has been put on hold, this new law still brings a lot of public discussion over the Kingdom’s digital ecosystem and freedom of expression since it will allow the authorities to monitor all web traffic in the country, bringing more questions to the state censorship and freedom of expression.
“The ‘Sub-decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway,’ due to come into effect on 16 February, will have a serious negative impact on internet freedom, human rights defenders and civil society in the country, further shrinking the already-restrictive civic space in Cambodia,” according to the UN human rights experts. “The fact is that the creation of the National Internet Gateway adheres to the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality, and contributes to the realization of Cambodia’s vibrant digitalization, a driving force to growth and development,” according to the Permanent Mission of Cambodia in Geneva.
Does the National Internet Gateway bring a set of setbacks to Cambodia’s freedom of expression or does it set a step forwards for the growth and development of online security? Is the National Internet Gateway a security or scrutiny for the Kingdom? These questions will be answered in the KAS Politics Talk which will be held on March 10, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, at KAS Cambodia Office. Register below to reserve the spot!
17:30 - 17:40 Introductory Remarks
17:40 - 18:40 Panel Discussion on National Internet Gateway
- Ms. Chak Sopheap, Executive Director, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR)
- Dr. Riccardo Corrado, Assistant Professor & ICT Program Chair, American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP); Advisor, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC)
- Mr. Nop Vy, Executive Director, Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA)
Moderated by Mr. Oudom Oum, Program Manager for Digitalization, KAS Cambodia