In the Press

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Scams, Human Trafficking Thrived at Bokor Mountain Behind Tycoon’s Luxury Hotel

February 15, 2023

CamboJA News, an independent media platform that works towards restoring press freedom in Cambodia, recently published what may be the first English-language article to cover the scamming compounds on Bokor Mountain. CamboJA contacted HRC after reading our briefing and attending our webinar on the scamming compounds in Cambodia, requesting more...

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কম্বোডিয়া: সাইবার চক্রে মানুষ বেচা-কেনা হয় যেখানে

February 13, 2023

Our Survivor Empowerment Officer, MD Abdus Salam, was recently interviewed along with two other Bangladeshi survivors as part of a documentary produced by The Daily Star, Bangladesh. The documentary reveals how people are being trafficked from Bangladesh to Cambodia to work as slaves in scamming compounds, where they are forced...

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萬名外籍漁工出海即斷聯 民團連署促保障網路人權

January 4, 2023

HRC was recently mentioned in Yahoo Taiwan’s report on our joint campaign with Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum, Fospi, Stella Mari Kaohsiung, Taiwan Association for Human Rights demanding fishers have access to Wi-Fi onboard distant-water fishing vessels. The article highlights the issue of migrant workers onboard Taiwanese fishing vessels...

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Sklaverei 2.0 in Betrugsfabriken (Slavery 2.0 in Fraud Factories)

December 20, 2022

Mina Chiang along with Abdus Salam, our survivor empowerment officer, were interviewed by Tagesschau, the oldest and most watched news program on German television. Salam spoke of his experience as a survivor of human trafficking and cyber slavery after being trapped in a scamming compound in Cambodia. Mina highlights the...

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Providing access to Wi-Fi on board fishing vessels is crucial for the human rights of the fishers

December 3, 2022

An Indonesian language news platform based in Taiwan reported on our campaign pushing for Wi-Fi for fishers at sea. The campaign is in collaboration with Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), supported by Taiwan Association for Human Rights, Stella Maris Kaohsiung and Fospi Donggang Pingtung. Many of the fishers...

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Traffickers in Southeast Asia: “Selling Chinese man, 22, slow typer”

October 13, 2022

Der Spiegel, the largest news website in Germany, published a major on cyber scams and human trafficking in south-east Asia with reports from Cambodia, China, and Taiwan. HRC’s founder, Mina Chiang, was contacted for the story, providing insight into the modus operandi of the nature of the crime and the grave...

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Chinese Mafia using ‘cyber slaves’ for digital scams

October 8, 2022

The largest newspaper in the Netherlands, De Telegraaf, recently published a story on the emergence of cyber slavery in scamming compounds across Cambodia and other countries such as Myanmar and Laos. Salam, HRC’s survivor empowerment officer, was interviewed for the article, sharing his experience of being forced to scam whilst...

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They Thought Their Human Trafficking Nightmare Was Over. Then Came the Police.

October 4, 2022

HRC's founder and director, Mina Chiang, was quoted by the New York-headquartered Vice News in its documentary essay on the abuse of human trafficking victims by Cambodian police after being rescued from Cambodia's draconian scamming camps. We are optimistic that Vice's extraordinary and timely journalistic story will generate a robust...

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September 24, 2022

In September 2022 HRC co-hosted a press conference with other NGOs and politicians in order to highlight the need for increased efforts from governments in supporting survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. Several survivors spoke at the event and HRC, along with other organisations, stressed the need for a...

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DW: Cambodia: Human trafficking crisis driven by cyberscams

September 12, 2022

Deutsche Welle is a German international broadcaster and one of the nation’s leading news outlets. Our founder, Mina Chiang, was interviewed for their report on cyberscams and human trafficking in Cambodia. Mina highlights how scamming activities operate as a ‘double crime’, generating victims of both slavery and scams, and outlines...

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