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Cambodia ‘fake news’ laws tighten noose on press freedom

Last month, Cambodia’s Information Ministry took to the Internet to step-up its public warnings to news organizations in the Kingdom over the dissemination of so-called “fake news”. Pledging stricter enforcement of the country’s media regulations, director-general of the General Department of Information and Broadcasting Phos Sovann said that his office would renew its efforts to […]

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Cambodia media stranglehold continues despite propaganda

On January 11, over 4,000 people, including hundreds of journalists, gathered in Phnom Penh for a “solidarity dinner” organized by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. It was the third time that the prime minister had hosted this now-annual event intended to strengthen relations between journalists and the government. “The progress of the nation cannot be […]

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Cambodia media stifled ahead of elections

The collapse of press freedom began in Cambodia a little less than a year ago, as Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) took the first steps to secure their victory in the 2018 general election this Sunday. Using tax laws and other legal instruments, the government has effectively silenced the country’s […]

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Cambodia paper’s closure illustrates abuse of tax laws

Observers worry that this month’s closure of an independent Cambodian newspaper in the face of an astronomical tax demand is the latest incident illustrating a global trend in which governments abuse tax laws to harass independent news media outlets and silence critical reporting. The English-language Cambodia Daily published its last print edition on Sept. 3 […]

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