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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.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Rejects Return of Former RFA Reporters’ Passports

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hand back the passports of two former RFA reporters being investigated on charges of espionage, but returned the ID card of one of the two men.

Cambodian journalist Sok Oudom detained on incitement charges

Cambodian authorities must immediately release journalist Sok Oudom from custody, drop any charges against him, and restore his news outlet’s operating license, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Court Questions Kampong Chhnang Radio Owner Over Ambiguous Charges

The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court is questioning a local radio owner Sok Oudom after the Ministry of Information revoked the media license for his radio frequency on allegations of “exaggerated news reporting.”

Cambodia govt to clamp down on fake online news

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia on Monday (May 11) has warned that social media users who broadcast images, audio and video of content of a sexual nature, that is inflammatory or racist and harms culture and national traditions are forbidden and will be punished.

Cambodia to clamp down on fake online news

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia has warned that social media users who broadcast images, audio and video clips with content of a sexual nature, that is inflammatory or racist and harms culture and national traditions are forbidden and will be punished.

What’s happening at the Khmer Times?

The daily, which heaps praise on Cambodia’s autocratic ruling party, has a long history in the not-so-subtle art of plagiarism.

Amid Backsliding on Press Freedoms, Phnom Penh Calls for ‘Professional’ Reporting

Cambodia's top government spokesperson supports journalism 'within a basis of truth'.

Cambodian Government Using Fake News Law To Silence Critics And Coronavirus Reporting

In 2018, Cambodia's government passed a "fake news" law. It was enacted shortly before a general election, allowing the government to stifle criticism of the Prime Minister.

With Increase in Arrests and Intimidation, Press Freedom Remains Precarious

The run up to Press Freedom Day, on May 3, has seen the Cambodian government make numerous arrests for alleged fake news posts and the arrest an online journalist for reporting the prime minister’s speech, with officials justifying these actions in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Interview: Cambodian Government Spokesman Phay Siphan on Press Freedom

Phay Siphan is the spokesman for the Cambodian government. On Reporters Without Borders’ World Press Freedom Index, Cambodia ranks 144 out of 178.

Amid Backsliding on Press Freedoms, Phnom Penh Calls for ‘Professional’ Reporting

Press freedom in Cambodia, in decline since the 2017 crackdown on independent reporting, has taken a turn for the worse, with an increase in arrests and harassment of media outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalists Fear Tougher Restrictions as Cambodia Enacts New Law on State of Emergency

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, journalists in Cambodia expressed concern that a new law authorizing a state of emergency to contain the spread of the coronavirus will be used by the government to restrict their ability to work.

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘No Hun Sen. I Do Not Work for Washington. I Am an...

During a live broadcast and under the watchful eyes of dozens of other journalists, I tried to stay strong as Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, reacted to my question—one no other reporter had dared ask.

Jailed journalists at risk of ‘death sentence’ amid Covid-19

Asian governments including Cambodia have been called upon by a group of 74 human rights and media organizations “to release every jailed journalist” amid the growing fears of Covid-19 infections spreading in overcrowded prisons.

Cambodia: Covid-19 Spurs Bogus ‘Fake News’ Arrests

Renewed Crackdown on Opposition Supporters, Critics.

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