Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom

Cambodia’s use of incitement laws to jail journalists sends a threatening message to news outlets and could result in self-censorship, media experts say.

The country’s vaguely worded incitement law is often used against detractors of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, international rights groups say.

Recently, the law was used to jail three journalists, in a move that local press groups warn could silence critical reporting.

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