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Cambodia cyber-crime law will stifle press freedom

Cambodia’s current draft cyber-crime law would severely undermine press freedom, the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, said today, urging the government to hold consultations with media organizations and journalists groups before moving ahead. According to information received by IPI, the draft provides for […]

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Cambodian newspaper publisher arrested over Facebook posts

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the arrest of Cambodian newspaper publisher Ros Sokhet on June 25. Sokhet, the publisher of Khmer Nation newspaper, had published Facebook posts critical of the Prime Minister Hun Sen. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued a […]

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Censored Cambodian journalists join forces in new network

On September 4, 2017, independent English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily, which had reported in the country for 25 years, went to print for the last time. After being forced to close over a tax dispute widely seen as a politically motivated attempt to harass the newspaper, its last edition led with a front-page story about […]

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Two years of legal limbo for Cambodia journalists charged with espionage

Two years after their arrest in Cambodia on groundless esiponage-related charges, former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin remain on trial in a case that has been repeatedly delayed, in part due to lack of evidence, leaving the pair in legal limbo and a state of constant uncertainty about their future. […]

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