Archive for May, 2011

URGENT REQUEST to endorse Joint NGO Statement on NGO law – Deadline to Response 12:00 on Monday 11th April 2011

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Dear NGO/Associations/Network group Colleagues and Friends,

This is a joint statement which has been consolidated based on inputs received during a strategic workshop yesterday among NGO/Associations.
As you are all aware, the RGC is moving forward very fast to process this legislation and most of us now come to the conclusion that this legislation does more harm to us than good. The INGOs have spoken up to support us, the international NGOs outside Cambodia has voice their concerns in our support and some Development Partners have also spoken up strongly in our support. We now must speak up solidly in solidarity to show that we are united in advocating for promoting democratic space to protect the poor and vulnerable people of Cambodia as well as the sustainable development of Cambodia.

Your action:
If you are happy to endorse this please answer YES to to this mail as soon as possible – Deadline Noon 11th April 2011. Please kindly share to your networks and members.

We intend to share the joint statement listing all NGOs supporting this to all NGOs in Cambodia, all Development Partners, International NGOs outside Cambodia, national and international Media by 11th April 2011 5:00 PM


The Core Group in NGO Law

The Extractive Industries

Friday, May 27th, 2011


Dear Viewer,

Please find the attached release for the upcoming Equity Weekly Show,
broadcast every Sunday after national news (around 8h00 + PM) on
National Television T.V.K. and rebroadcast on Mondays at Noon.

This week in our show 186:

A Look Back: The Extractive Industries

We hope you will find our show of interest and welcome your contributions and feedback.

For more information about our program or to watch past program, please visit :

If you wish to review some of our previous shows online, you can find all our clips on

If you wish to share your comments on our shows, please go to or message to 012 345 867

Thanks for your attention,

Equity Programs

A UNDP / TVK Initiative

Thoamada Related Events!

Thursday, May 26th, 2011


Artist Vuth Lyno will share ideas and processes behind his solo exhibition Thoamada with specific attention on the workshop conducted with participants whose portraits and voices became his subject matter. Following Lyno will be a presentation by human rights activist and Gay Pride festival organizer Srun Srorn who will contextualize the LGBT situation and history of activism in Cambodia.


2:00-3:30 KHMER
4:00-5:30 ENGLISH
Exhibition tour, face painting and portrait session with kids ages 6-10. Each class is limited to 8 students. Caregivers are welcome to accompany. Please reserve your space at  FREE!
Please join us for an evening of conversation with artist, writer and curator Viet Lé, who will discuss his current project boy bang/, a new music video trilogy about fake Asian boy bands and solo performers in various personas and costumes which examines the borders of spectacle, desire and audience. Through the creation of faux boy bands and stars, Lé questions the boundaries of community and identity. 
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Viet Lé’s artwork has been exhibited at the Laguna Art Museum, USA; DoBaeBacSa Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Cape Museum of Art, MA, USA; The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada; Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York, USA; Shoshin Performance Space, New York University; among other venues. His work has been featured in numerous anthologies. Lé has received fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy), Fulbright Foundation (Vietnam), the Center for Khmer Studies (Cambodia), and the  Fine Arts Work Center (USA). Lé obtained his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he has also taught Studio Art courses, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. 
Pamela Nguyen Corey is a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellow 2010-2011, Doctoral Candidate, History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University, focusing on contemporary art in Cambodia and Vietnam.


dreams of life opening june 3rd

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

From: Linda Saphan 

dear friends,
so many thanks to all of you who came to my opening at bophana. your presence and support was very much appreciated. it was so nice to see many friendly faces…

the black is black exhibition is ongoing till may 28. we actually added an installation piece of folded butterflies by phare art school students.

AND yes i have another opening on JUNE 3RD at 6:30pm at new art gallery (street 9 house 20 just next to Kapko market). this exhibition is a project with Qudy Xu and myself for the last year and a half: searching ourselves and in our own creative process to come together. They are all new pieces, just out of the oven if I may say so…

please spread the news/info if you can. hoping to see many more friendly faces…
a special thanks to asia life for sponsoring this exhibition…

Linda Saphan


Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
tomorrow thursday may 19th at 6:30pm the opening of my first solo exhibition will be at bophana center, 64, street 200 in phnom penh.
and yes i will be there. i hope to see many of you and have a chat on what’s new…

the exhibition BLACK IS BLACK is very much a coherent set of works from 2007 to 2011.
looking forward to chat with you tomorrow,

Linda Saphan