UN slams crackdown on Cambodian journalists

Increasing intimidation is a 'threat to democracy,' United Nations Human Rights Office report says.

As foreign ministers from around the world met in Phnom Penh, the United Nations Human Rights Office released a report which found journalists in Cambodia continued to be subjected to various forms of harassment and pressure, including violence.

The report also said increasing acts of intimidation were “a threat to democracy” after 65 journalists were surveyed and all stated they had faced some form of interference in the course of their work.

“The findings in this report are very concerning, and I urge the authorities to take on board our recommendations to ensure the media can carry out their vital work fairly and transparently for the benefit of all Cambodians,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/un-slams-crackdown-on-cambodian-journalists/98282

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