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CCHR hub to get rights advocates connected

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) has launched the first dedicated technology hub in Phnom Penh designed to teach human rights advocates about technology relevant to their work, program leaders announced yesterday.

“Sithi Hub” is a physical space where up to 100 members can meet to develop innovative ways of keying Cambodian citizens into using media and online networking to better the Kingdom, said Lach Vannak, project coordinator of the Sithi project.

“The goal of the Sithi Hub is to serve as an open space bringing together human rights advocates and technology enthusiasts, students and more. [They] can use the space to meet up and network, discuss and share ideas, and work together to develop innovative uses for information and communication technology tools,” Vannak said.

A training on how to use Facebook as a strategic tool for human rights promotion will take place on December 6.

Gaining membership to the space is easy, and the application process is only meant to screen dedicated applicants from those just “looking to play video games”, Vannak added, noting that one type of membership offered is free while a second requires a $15 deposit.

The Sithi Hub is open seven days a week from 8am to 5:30pm and is located at #6, Street 264 in Daun Penh district.

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