About

What is CamproPost?
CamproPost is a website that publishes articles, essays, discussions, opinions, and documents deemed important for making a better Cambodia but may not be heard otherwise. CamproPost managers are politically independent, do not serve any political interest, and seek to balance political views while maintaining their objectivity.

What is the purpose of CamproPost?
CamproPost aims to share ideas, analyses, insights and information that enhance the understanding of critical concepts and issues regarding Cambodia. This is expected to help make Cambodia a better place for its people at present and in the future. The website also aims to make Cambodia better understood by the rest of the world.

What is the mission of CamproPost?
We believe that the power of ideas helps shape attitudes, lives and the nation as well as the world. We bring together Cambodian intellectuals with different backgrounds from both local and international academic and professional settings to share their opinions to advocate for a better Cambodian society.

Who created CamproPost?
CamproPost is the brainchild of CAMPRO, an informal network of Cambodian professionals, who have in common their love for Cambodia and their desire to help develop the country in a just, equitable, and sustainable manner.

CAMPRO members interact everyday through the CAMPRO newsgroup. This informal network was initiated in 2003 by a dozen of committed Cambodian professionals. Currently, CAMPRO network has more than 300 members, most of whom have ample academic credential and have had broad and extensive experience in their respective fields of expertise.

Where does the information that CamproPost publishes come from?
The articles, essays, discussion, individual opinions, documents and other materials are sourced from both CAMPRO and non-CAMPRO members. They are edited by voluntary Editors and approved by voluntary Managing Directors prior to publishing. Some articles and essays may also be directly submitted to CamproPost, and published following a review and assessment by CamproPost editorial team.

Please write or submit your material to [email protected].

Editors:
1- Ms. Kim Natacha       ([email protected])
2- Mr. Ros Khemara     ([email protected])
3- Ms. Vong Socheata   ([email protected])
4- Mr. Pa Chanroeun   ([email protected])
5- Mr. Heng Dyna         ([email protected])
6- Mr. Chan Sophal       ([email protected])

Managing Directors:
1- Mr. Chan Sophal     ([email protected])
2- Ms. Vong Socheata   ([email protected])
3- Mr. Heng Dyna        ([email protected])

CODE OF ETHICS FOR CAMPRO

Article 1: NAME AND MEMBERS
The Cambodian Professional Group, or CAMPRO, is an informal network joined by Cambodian professionals working in various institutions including private enterprises, governments, NGOs, development partners, universities and media. The membership is potentially open for all Cambodian professionals, regardless of their specialisation, political preference and their service or residential locations. The membership is free and purely based on personal interest. CAMPRO members are responsible for contents in their own correspondences. Opinions expressed in CAMPRO dialogues are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily represent those of the CAMPRO network, moderating team and its management.

Article 2: VISION OF CAMPRO
As a collective vision, CAMPRO endeavours to promote Cambodia to be at least on par with her more advanced neighbours by 2030. CAMPRO members can take part in this endeavour by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their daily work through continuous learning within and outside their own specialisation, exchanging information and discussing important issues to speed up the development of Cambodia.

Article 3: ACTIVITIES OF CAMPRO
CAMPRO has three main activities: (i) share information, views and knowledge; (ii) discuss issues; and (iii) network Cambodian professionals. As a result, CAMPRO members will better understand and learn to improve their jobs, and therefore increase their private and social contributions.

CAMPRO members may take advantage of this social capital by proposing optional initiatives and bearing full responsibilities for them. These may include proposing ideas in writing for public decision consideration, and raising fund for specific social purposes.

Article 4: VALUES OF CAMPRO
All the CAMPRO members are expected and encouraged to share the values as follows:

a)   Build a culture of sharing and giving within the network and beyond;
b)   Agree to disagree, respect the diversity of opinions and make response in a    courteous and professional manner;
c)   Make utmost efforts to write precisely and edit the text thoroughly to avoid  unnecessary misunderstanding and misinterpretation;
d)   Understand, tolerate and appreciate other members’ different levels of knowledge, expertise and academic disciplines so as to avoid unrealistic expectations of each other;
e)   Be considerate of the Cambodian norms and good customs; and
f)   Members are treated equally irrespective of their social and political status.

Article 5: THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION IN CAMPRO
In communicating in CAMPRO, members must abide by these three principles:

a)   Do not attack individuals personally;
b)   Do not harass, humiliate, or fabricate anyone; and
c)   Do not use offensive, derogatory, and/or contemptuous language.

Article 6: MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINARY MEASURES
In order to promote and maintain professionalism and sustainability of CAMPRO, a core group of 10 active members, voluntary or elected, is responsible for moderating the general members. The 10 core members may moderate, admit, reject or dismiss any member. Considered as the CAMPRO moderators, they have the discretion to set their own rules of functioning, which includes, but is not limited to, designation of daily management and operation of CAMPRO and other key functions of the moderators.

Any member who violates the principles of communication or does not share most of the CAMPRO values could face removal from the network by the CAMPRO moderators. The disciplinary process shall be as follows.

a)   First, notice of transgressing values and/or principles provided by moderators, accompanied by a reminder to abide by CAMPRO values and principles;
b)   Second, written warning to abide by CAMPRO values and principles; and
c)   Last, removal without prior notice from CAMPRO network.

Article 7: EFFECTIVENESS
This Code of Ethics is effective from the date adopted by the 10 CAMPRO moderators. It may be amended as appropriate by at least seven CAMPRO moderators.

ADOPTED IN PHNOM PENH, ON 16 SEPTEMBER 2011 BY 10 VOLUNTARY MODERATORS:

1. Mr. Ok Serei Sopheak   6. Mr. Chan Sophal
2. Dr. Mey Kalyan              7. Mr. Hor Soneath
3. Mr. Ly Tayseng              8. Mr. Long Vou Piseth
4. Mr. Heng Dyna              9. Mr. Kruy Virak
5. Ms. Vong Socheata       10. Mr. Sok Leang