Cambodia / Asia

Journalists attacked in Cambodia since 1992

  

Cambodia deports Chinese journalist Shen Kaidong for ‘fake news’ on COVID-19 vaccine sales

Bangkok, March 4, 2021 – Cambodian authorities should allow journalist Shen Kaidong to reenter the country and work freely, and should refrain from deporting members of the press over their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 24, authorities in the city of Siem Reap arrested Shen, a Chinese citizen and editor-in-chief…

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Cambodia sentences journalist Sok Oudom to 20 months in prison

Bangkok, December 22, 2020 – Cambodian authorities should not contest journalist Sok Oudom’s appeal and should ensure that journalists do not face prison time for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court convicted Sok Oudom of broadcasting false news with intent to cause incitement, and ordered him to…

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Cambodia jails journalist Ros Sokhet for criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen

Bangkok, November 13, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the sentencing of Cambodian journalist and publisher Ros Sokhet and called for his immediate and unconditional release. Phnom Penh’s Municipal Court convicted Sokhet and handed him an 18-month prison sentence on November 11, four months after he was arrested for Facebook posts…

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Cambodian journalist Ros Sokhet detained, charged with incitement

Bangkok, June 30, 2020 — Cambodian authorities should immediately release journalist Ros Sokhet and drop all pending charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 25, police in Kampong Chhnang province’s Toek Phos district arrested Sokhet, publisher of the privately owned Cheat Khmer (Khmer Nation) newspaper, and then transferred him to the Phnom Penh…

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Police officers are seen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 22, 2020. Authorities recently charged journalist Sok Oudom with incitement. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Cambodian journalist Sok Oudom detained on incitement charges

Bangkok, May 19, 2020 – Cambodian authorities must immediately release journalist Sok Oudom from custody, drop any charges against him, and restore his news outlet’s operating license, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ, 73 media and rights groups urge Asian heads of state to release jailed journalists

Given that a staggering number of imprisoned journalists are held in jails across the Asian continent, CPJ and other groups call on leaders of these countries to release them at this time of grave public health concern.

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) is seen during a press conference at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on April 7, 2020. Journalist Sovann Rithy was recently detained for publishing quotes from the prime minister. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Cambodian journalist Sovann Rithy detained for quoting prime minister on COVID-19

Bangkok, April 9, 2020 — Cambodian authorities should immediately release journalist Sovann Rithy, drop all charges against him, and let his news outlet publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Former Radio Free Asia journalists Yeang Sothearin (L) and Uon Chhin (R) arrive at the court of appeal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on January 20, 2020, for a hearing. On January 28, the appeals court upheld espionage investigations against the two journalists. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Cambodia upholds espionage investigations into ex-Radio Free Asia reporters

Bangkok, January 28, 2020–A Cambodian appeals court today rejected a request made by two former Radio Free Asia reporters for state prosecutors to drop a reinvestigation of espionage charges pending against them, according to a report by their former employer.

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Journalists Uon Chhin, center left, and Yeang Sothearin, center right, are seen at the municipal court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on August 30, 2019. A municipal court judge recently ordered their case to be reinvestigated. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian court delays verdict, orders new investigation of ex-Radio Free Asia reporters

Bangkok, October 3, 2019 — Cambodian authorities should drop all charges against Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin and stop their campaign of harassment against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A police officer is seen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on February 1, 2018. Two Cambodian journalists were recently arrested and face incitement charges for live-streaming a protest. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Journalists charged with incitement for live-streaming land protest in Cambodia

Bangkok, July 26, 2019 — Cambodia should drop incitement charges against two local journalists and stop using legal threats to intimidate and harass reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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