UN report labels press freedom in Cambodia “very concerning”

UN report labels press freedom in Cambodia “very concerning”

A report published yesterday (Aug 3) by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) says that journalists in Cambodia are increasingly being subjected to various forms of harassment and pressure, as well as violence. The report, State of Press Freedom in Cambodia, claims to outline the current press freedom situation in Cambodia, examining the legal framework […]

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

RFA fake EBA news claim ends an extraordinary seven days in Cambodia politics

The Cambodian government has labelled claims by Radio Free Asia (RFA) that it has a leaked copy of a just-completed European Commission (EC) assessment on the country’s future to qualify for lucrative tariff exemptions under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme as fake news. The statement, issued late on Friday (Nov 15) by the Ministry […]

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

Cambodia civil groups slam court ruling on RFA journalist spy – porn case

A group of 37 Cambodian civil society organisations today (Oct 4) issued a statement condemning a decision by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to order additional investigations into two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists charged with espionage and producing pornography. Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin were arrested on November 14, 2017 and four days […]