Cambodia becomes increasingly hostile toward independent journalists and news organizations ahead of the country's general election in July 2018. At the beginning of September, the English-language newspaper The Cambodia Daily and U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia close amid increasing legal pressure. Local outlets also face push-back from the government for critical reporting.
• Prominent newspaper folds under official pressure in Cambodia
• Cambodian minister threatens to close media outlets that defy sweeping election rules
• Radio Free Asia Suspends Operations in Cambodia
The Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Sans Frontières write to Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, about Ghys Fortuné Dombé Bemba, editor of the privately owned newspaper Talassa, who has been jailed without charge since January.