Government Confirms Blocking 15 Independent News Sites Over Poll “Disruption”

The Cambodian government has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block at least 15 news websites of independent outlets, including Voice of America, for two days before and during the country’s election.

An official Ministry of Information memo, obtained by VOA, orders the ISPs to block Voice of America’s Khmer service, Radio Free Asia’s Khmer service, Voice of Democracy, Vayo FM Radio,, and the news site of the Independent Network for Social Justice on July 28 and 29 – the day of the election.

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