Cambodian Civil Rights Leader Freed - Did Network Effect Help Her Cause?

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Cambodian Civil Rights Leader Freed - Did Network Effect Help Her Cause?

Mu Sochua’s arrest by Cambodian authorities on charges of insurrection was hardly the biggest international news headline in a week of war, death and destruction on front pages and throughout news feeds. Indeed, after the elected opposition Member of Parliament and five others were taken into custody after a clash in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park over the rights and wages of Cambodian garment workers, coverage was understandably scant against the horrific backdrop of Gaza and Ukraine.

But in addition to her political backers in Cambodia and their ongoing struggle with the hardline government there, Mu Sochua had an ace in the hole outside the country: a relatively small but very vibrant network of supporters in the community of those who support the development of female political leadership globally. And that network swung into action after her arrest on July 15. 

We invite our users to read the full article published on July 22nd 2014.

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