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Cambodia: Quash conviction of RT documentary fixer

Rath Rott Mony jailed for his work on Russian television network’s programme exposing sexual exploitation of children.

Civil society organisations condemn the continued investigation of ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon...

Civil society groups said the continued investigation points to the "complete lack of evidence in support of the baseless charges" filed against the two Cambodian journalists.

Cambodian Reporters’ Legal Limbo Traumatizes Their Families

Surrounded by a scrum of journalists bristling with equipment and shouting questions, 8-year-old Yeang Socheata has the been-here-done-that air of a person twice her height.

‘Never-ending’: Cambodia spy case journalists face new probe

A two-year-old espionage case against two Cambodian journalists has been extended yet again, after a Phnom Penh judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation claiming there was not enough evidence for him to deliver a verdict.

Cambodia Judge Orders Re-Investigation of RFA Reporters’ Case

The judge in Cambodia’s trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists on Wednesday called for a reinvestigation of the espionage and the production of pornography charges, a ruling that a rights expert said was “ridiculous and punitive” and showed the weakness of the case.

UN asked to intervene in CNRP journo’s arrest

Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has requested UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to intervene in the case of former CNRP news presenter Yu Chantheany.

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.”

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