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Information Ministry to push ‘fake news’ education over draft law

The Information Ministry has decided not to prepare a draft law on fake news and disinformation despite requests from within the government, and instead will focus on educating journalists on how to strengthen the public’s access to reliable information, according to minister Khieu Kanharith.

High Court Sends Translator Case for Retrial, Denies Reporters’ Appeal

Cambodia’s highest court on Wednesday sent the case of a former translator for Russian state news outlet RT for retrial, while upholding a lower-court decision in a separate case against two journalists who had worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia.

Nearing Release, ‘RT Media Fixer’ Given a New Trial by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Appeal Court to retry media fixer Rath Rott Mony, who was convicted by a lower court for his involvement in a Russian media documentary on sex workers in Cambodia.

Supreme Court sends Rath Rott Mony’s case for retrial

The Supreme Court on July 15 sent the case of RT fixer Rath Rott Mony for retrial after finding that the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold his conviction for incitement was incorrect.

Cambodia’s Top Court Rejects Appeals by Ex-RFA Reporters, Labor Activist in Blow to Press...

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected appeals by two former RFA reporters to halt an investigation into charges that they illegally produced pornography, as well as a labor activist seeking to overturn his two-year jail sentence for “incitement,” drawing condemnation from a free speech watchdog.

Cambodian Russia Today translator’s ‘fake news’ case sent to appeal court

Cambodia's Supreme Court on Wednesday (Jul 15) ordered the case of a translator jailed for involvement in a Russia Today documentary about sex trafficking be heard by an appeal court, due to what his lawyer said was a "factual problem" during his trial.

Cambodia rejects UN rights claim

Cambodia's Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva on Friday hit back at David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression after he raised concerns over the repression of free speech and the right to information in certain countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, including Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom

Cambodia’s use of incitement laws to jail journalists sends a threatening message to news outlets and could result in self-censorship, media experts say.

Supreme Court hears cases of jailed RT fixer, former RFA journalists

The Supreme Court on July 1 heard the appeal of jailed translator Rath Rott Mony who been sentenced to two years which is related to Moscow-based RT News’ sex-trafficking documentary.

Cambodian Fixer Appeals Conviction Linked to Controversial RT Documentary

The Supreme Court will deliver a verdict on July 15 in relation to an appeal filed by media translator Ratt Roth Mony, who has been convicted for his involvement in a Russian documentary about sex trafficking in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom

Cambodia’s use of incitement laws to jail journalists sends a threatening message to news outlets and could result in self-censorship, media experts say.

Supreme Court Hears Appeals From RT News Fixer, Ex-RFA Journalists

Cambodia’s highest court heard two appeals on Wednesday from media professionals who were seeking remedies to judicial decisions that they have described as unjust.

On negative journalism

It would be nice if journalists didn’t have to focus on the negatives so often, but it is more important to inform than to feel good.

Cambodian journalist Ros Sokhet detained, charged with incitement

Cambodian authorities should immediately release journalist Ros Sokhet and drop all pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

EU Must Toughen Sanctions on Cambodia After Arrest of Third Reporter in as Many...

The European Union should ramp up sanctions against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government in Cambodia after a third reporter in three months was arrested for “inciting chaos,” Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday.

Newspaper publisher charged over social media posts

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on June 28 charged the publisher of the Khmer Nation newspaper for incitement over social media posts he made last week in which he criticized Prime Minister Hun Sen, a police official confirmed.

Newspaper publisher arrested over Facebook posts

The publisher of the Khmer Nation newspaper was arrested on June 25 for criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen in a post he made on social media, which officials have said are incitement to cause chaos.

Cambodia Made a 14-Year-Old Apologize to Her Class for Texting About Coronavirus

Besides public intimidation, the authoritarian regime has also arrested at least 39 people for spreading “fake news” about the coronavirus.

Ratanakkiri journalist summoned to court for alleged incitement

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summoned a local television journalist for questioning after a Banlung official filed a complaint against him alleging he had committed “incitement” by spreading disinformation in a report on land clearing at the site of the disused Ratanakkiri Airport.

Wanchalearm Satsaksit’s abduction in Cambodia: How they covered it

Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent critic of the Thai government, has been missing and presumed dead since June 4. Eyewitnesses claim he was abducted in Phnom Penh, where he had lived since fleeing his homeland in 2014.

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