Following the popularity of the last two years' Scales of Justice TV drama, this May the East-West Management Institute (EWMI)-supported Women's Media Center (WMC) – an NGO based in Phnom Penh – has completed shooting a third installment of the entertaining television series designed to educate Cambodians about their legal system.
The fictional eight-part drama, Scales of Justice 3, follows on a successful second season in which it aired on three different channels in Cambodia: CTN, TVK, and TV3. The new storylines will continue to follow the ongoing saga of lawyer Pich Sotheary and police officer Meas Chamnan, with a new focus this season on the crime of human trafficking. Over the past two years, the series has set out to demonstrate how Cambodians can use the courts to resolve problems they encounter in daily life, including important topics like land disputes and domestic violence. By depicting how an ideal legal system would operate without problems like graft and corruption, EWMI and WMC hope the popularity of the Scales of Justice series will create demand for such a system among the Cambodian public. Season 3 is planned to air beginning August 2010.