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.

Phal Dam, a journalist for TV3, said that the provincial court had summoned him for questioning on June 15 after Deputy Governor Puth Dany filed a complaint against him, alleging he had engaged in “incitement to commit a felony” in his coverage of recent land clearing at the site of the deserted Ratanakkiri Airport.

“I think that the authority filed the complaint against me because I published a story saying that some part of the Ratanakkiri provincial airport land was being occupied by a private group,” Dam said, adding that the news segment had originally aired about two weeks ago. The court summons was dated June 3 but Dam said he did not receive it until June 11.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/ratanakkiri-journalist-summoned-to-court-for-alleged-incitement/

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