Cambodia / 2008

Journalist shot and killed in run-up to elections

July 14, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 14, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of journalist Khem Sambo and calls upon Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to immediately launch an independent investigation into the killing. CPJ is concerned that Sambo may have been targeted in reprisal for his reporting on government corruption....

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Journalist shot and killed in run-up to elections

July 14, 2008 12:00 AM ET

New York, July 14, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of journalist Khem Sambo and calls upon Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to immediately launch an independent investigation into the killing. CPJ is concerned that Sambo may have been targeted in reprisal for his reporting on government corruption....

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Newspaper publisher released

June 15, 2008 12:00 PM ET

June 15, 2008 Posted: July 14, 2008 Dam Sith, Moneakseka Khmer RELEASED Cambodian publisher and editor Dam Sith was released from Phnom Penh's Prey Sar prison on June 15 after being detained for over a week on criminal defamation and disinformation charges for an article published in his daily Khmer-language...

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Journalist jailed on defamation, disinformation charges

June 10, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 10, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the detention of Dam Sith, editor-in-chief of the opposition-aligned, Khmer-language daily newspaper Moneakseka Khmer. Dam Sith was arrested on Sunday by plainclothes police at a car wash and interrogated for several hours at the national military police headquarters in the...

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Reporter flees Cambodia after death threat

May 1, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 1, 2008—The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the latest in a series of anonymous threats received by Radio Free Asia (RFA) investigative reporter Lem Pichpisey in Cambodia. On April 10, Pichpisey’s 11-year-old daughter found six AK-47 rifle bullets placed neatly in a row in...

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Journalist threatened, victim of hit-and-run accident

February 15, 2008 12:00 PM ET

FEBRUARY 15, 2008 Posted March 5, 2008 Khuon Phlay Vy, aka Sar Keo Virak, Sakal THREATENED, VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT Khuon Phlay Vy, editor of the Khmer language daily newspaper Sakal, received a threat by telephone on February 15 over a story his publication ran on the same day about...

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Cambodia

February 5, 2008 11:42 AM ET

CAMBODIA Government suppression of a hard-hitting investigative report that implicated senior government officials in illegal logging represented a significant reversal of the modest press freedom gains of the previous two years. Britain-based environmental watchdog Global Witness released the 95-page report, “Family Trees,” on June 1 and several local media groups...

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