Rights Organizations Reel as Authoritarian Cambodia Hosts Asia Media Summit

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is slated to preside over the 16th Asia Media Summit as Cambodia is hosting the gathering this week, but rights organizations have expressed concerns about having an event in a country that restricts media and harasses journalists.

The summit, organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), which was established under the auspices of UNESCO, will run from June 10-14 in Siem Reap.

According to the event’s official website, “the conference provides a unique opportunity for broadcasters in the region to share their thoughts on broadcasting and information.”

In full: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-asia-media-summit-06102019171756.html

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