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The conviction of a journalist who reported on comments that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made publicly about COVID-19 is a threat to all reporters covering the pandemic, local media groups say.
Journalist Sovann Rithy has been released from prison.
Prominent TV reporter Koy Piseth was attacked and killed while riding his motorbike.
The online journalist who was jailed for quoting Prime Minister Hun Sen accurately has today been released and handed a suspended sentence.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted online journalist Sovann Rithy on Monday morning and handed him an 18-month suspended sentence, nearly six months after he was arrested for reporting comments made by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The jailed editor-in-chief of popular online news outlet TVFB was freed on Monday after being handed a suspended 18-month sentence.
The director of online news outlet TVFB was sentenced to 18 months in prison on October 5 after he reported on advice from Prime Minister Hun Sen to motorbike taxi drivers, telling them to sell their vehicles if the Covid-19 crisis is causing them financial distress.
Two journalists in Kratie province have filed a police complaint in Tbong Khmum province accusing unknown assailants of beating them while on a reporting trip to cover forestry crimes.
Four local online news journalists were attacked on September 28 by a group of men who they say were timber traders seeking revenge after the reporters had singled them out to police for committing forestry crimes.
A group of civil society organizations on September 28 called on the government to revise the draft Law on Access to Information, taking particular issue with an article that says confidential information can be withheld in certain unspecified cases, while the Information Ministry has maintained that the draft will move ahead without further revision.
The idea that a prime minister or president would leak stories about one news organization to another is almost unheard of. It’s the type of job best left to the underlings but not in Cambodia, where one news portal has cited Prime Minister Hun Sen as its leak.
Earlier this month, Alison Stieven-Taylor of Photojournalism Now interviewed long-time Pulitzer Center grantee Sean Gallagher as part of a video series profiling visual journalists from around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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'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.