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Cambodian journalists released on bail but espionage charges remain

August 21, 2018 12:27 PM ET

Bangkok, August 21, 2018--Two former Radio Free Asia journalists were granted bail in Cambodia today by Phnom Penh's Municipal Court, according to news reports. Uon Chhin, a videographer, and Yeang Sothearin, previously a news editor at the U.S. Congress-funded station, were arrested on November 14, 2017 and held in...

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CPJ condemns pre-election news censorship in Cambodia

July 30, 2018 12:13 PM ET

Bangkok, July 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Cambodian government's move to block news websites ahead of yesterday's national elections and called for an end to the state's censorship and harassment of the media....

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CPJ condemns election news restrictions in Cambodia

June 4, 2018 11:43 AM ET

Hong Kong, June 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned today proposed restrictions on news coverage of upcoming elections in Cambodia and called on the country's authorities to allow the media to report freely without fear of reprisal....

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Two former Radio Free Asia journalists detained in Cambodia

November 16, 2017 12:25 PM ET

Bangkok, November 16, 2017--Two former reporters with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia were detained in Cambodia on November 14 on suspicion of illegally producing and disseminating news, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Cambodian authorities to immediately release the pair and drop...

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Two journalists charged with incitement in Cambodia

October 10, 2017 12:57 PM ET

Bangkok, October 10, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the legal harassment of Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, two journalists who worked for the shuttered Cambodia Daily, and calls on Cambodian authorities to drop all charges against the pair....

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Radio Free Asia suspends operations in Cambodia

September 14, 2017 10:41 AM ET

Bangkok, September 14, 2017--The U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) has suspended its news operations in Cambodia amid a rising clampdown on independent media, according to news reports....

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Prominent newspaper folds under official pressure in Cambodia

September 5, 2017 12:15 PM ET

Bangkok, September 5, 2017--The Cambodia Daily stopped publication yesterday under official threat of forced closure over allegations of tax evasion, according to a statement released by the paper. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the silencing of the newspaper and called for an end to Cambodia's harassment of all...

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Cambodia accuses American journalist of espionage

August 31, 2017 2:40 PM ET

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior said on August 28, 2017 that it has opened an investigation into accusations spread in local pro-government media that American freelance journalist Geoffrey Cain is involved in a conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Hun Sen's elected administration, according to local language news reports....

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Cambodia threatens to shutter newspaper on tax evasion accusation

August 24, 2017 11:39 AM ET

Bangkok, August 24, 2017--Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen should revoke his threat to forcibly close The Cambodia Daily newspaper and stop using unproven tax evasion allegations to pressure and threaten the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Cambodian minister threatens to close media outlets that defy sweeping election rules

May 19, 2017 1:34 PM ET

Bangkok, May 19, 2017--Cambodian authorities should allow media outlets to cover local elections freely and without fear of closure for running afoul of overly broad guidelines restricting election coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith last week threatened to shutter media outlets...

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