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Verdict in Trial of RFA Reporters in Cambodia Now Due on Oct. 3

The verdict in the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography will be announced on Oct 3, Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice and the reporters' lawyer, Sam Chamroeun, told RFA's Khmer Service on Monday.

Ministry has contest to combat fake news

The Ministry of Information announced its first-ever video competition in a bid to draw practical ideas from the public to help combat fake news.

Cambodia’s Postponement of RFA Reporters’ Verdict, And Its Explanation, Disappoint

A Cambodian court’s last-minute postponement Friday of the announcement of a verdict in the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists left the reporters disappointed, and the government’s explanation for the delay failed to satisfy them or their supporters in the human rights community.

Verdict Delayed for 2 Cambodia Journalists in Espionage Case

A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.

Verdict set for 2 Cambodian journalists accused of espionage

A Cambodian court is scheduled to issue a verdict Friday in the case of two journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia who are charged with espionage.

In Cambodia, journalism has become a crime

In Cambodia, journalism can be a crime. That is the meaning of the charges against two Cambodian journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who worked for Radio Free Asia (RFA), a private news organization that receives U.S. government funding to bring accurate news and information to people living in closed societies in Asia.

Fake news from Cambodia’s government?

Cambodia’s Information Ministry recently warned that it would revoke the licenses of print and online media outlets which distribute fake news that could endanger national security.

Trial of RFA Reporters Ends in Cambodia, Verdict Still to Come

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Friday concluded the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography, with the court’s verdict on both charges scheduled for delivery later this month.

James Ricketson on finding happiness and contentment in a Cambodian prison

More than 20 years ago, James Ricketson read an article about the plight of Cambodian street kids, and his love affair with the country began.

A bad day all around for Cambodian media

If the relationship of a journalist to politicians is supposed to be that of a dog to lampposts, as one saying goes, or either at their throat or at their feet, according to another, then Cambodia’s media today are retentive and supine.

Espionage trial of two former RFA journalists starts in Cambodia

The two were arrested in a late night raid during 2017 political crackdown and accused of spying for the US.

Espionage trial to begin for former Radio Free Asia reporters in Cambodia

Cambodia should drop espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia reporters and stop using anti-state charges to harass journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

The U.S. Fears This Huge Southeast Asian Resort May Become a Chinese Naval Base

Encompassing 20% of Cambodia’s coastline, the China-backed Dara Sakor investment zone is unlike any other in the Southeast Asian nation.

RT Fixer Appeals “Unjust” Two-Year Prison Sentence

Rath Rott Mony was sentenced on a charge of “incitement to discriminate” in relation to the broadcast of a documentary film titled “My Mother Sold Me.”

Cambodian Court Sentences Documentary Fixer to Two Years in Prison For ‘Incitement’

A court in Cambodia on Wednesday sentenced a Cambodian fixer for Russian state-owned TV network RT to two years in prison and a fine of 70 million riels (U.S. $17,200) for “incitement,” drawing scorn from rights groups and his family, who said he never should have been arrested to begin with.

Cambodia Considers New Anti-“Fake News” Laws

Attendees at an Asian media conference agreed to develop a regional road map for combating fake news throughout the region, which is in the midst of government press crackdowns in several countries, including the host nation.

Former RFA Reporters in Cambodian Lose Appeal as Lawyer Asks For Prompt Trial

Two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage” lost an appeal on Friday against court supervision, but learned that they will no longer have to show up at their local police station every month, in what their lawyer called a positive development despite the fact that their “freedom is not fully restored yet.”

Cambodia Should Drop ‘Politically Motivated’ Charges Against Former RFA Reporters: HRW

Cambodian authorities should drop the “politically motivated” charges against two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage,” New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday, ahead of an appeal of a decision to place them under court supervision.

Rights Workers and Relatives of “RT Fixer” Calls for Charges To Be Dropped

Rott Mony, Rath Chanthul, 27, told VOA Khmer that she wanted the court to give him a fair trial. Rath Chanthul claimed that the absence of the plaintiffs at the court last week suggested an unfair trial.

Asia Media Summit closes in Cambodia, calling for regulations against fake news, cyber-crimes

The 16th Asia Media Summit concluded here Thursday, calling for regulation-making to fight against fake news and cyber-crimes, said Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith.

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