Cambodia calls for fight against fake news

Phnom Penh – Cambodia celebrated the World Press Freedom Day here on Friday, with a call for fight against fake news, saying that it is posing threats to peace, democracy and development.

The celebration, held under the theme of the media’s potential role in supporting peace and democracy, was attended by more than 100 media representatives and practitioners in the country.

In a message to mark the day, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen called for journalists to join in fighting against fake news spread by ill-intentioned individuals for their own interest.

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