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An official on July 29 counts ballots at a polling station in Phom Penh after polls have closed in Cambodia's general election. Cambodia's government blocked news websites ahead of the national election, according to reports. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

CPJ condemns pre-election news censorship in Cambodia

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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A National Election Committee officer in Phnom Penh shows the logo of the ruling Cambodian People's Party during a bid to determine the order of political parties on ballot papers ahead of the country's July election. Cambodia is cracking down on the press ahead of the elections, according to reports. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

CPJ condemns election news restrictions in Cambodia

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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A screen shot of the new label on RT's YouTube channel. (CPJ)

YouTube labels on public broadcasters draw ire in US, Russia

With claims to more than one billion users consuming content in 76 languages, Google’s YouTube has become a core part of most media outlets’ dissemination strategy. And although there are 88 localized versions of the service, YouTube.com remains the largest and most influential platform for reaching a global audience. Which is why, when the site…

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on June 28, 2017. The U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) has suspended its news operations in Cambodia amid a rising clampdown on independent media under Sen. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

Radio Free Asia suspends operations in Cambodia

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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Garment workers protest for higher wages near Cambodia's National Assembly in Phnom Penh, May 1, 2017. As the government clamps down on opposition ahead of local elections scheduled for June, a Radio Free Asia journalist has fled the country upon learning of a court summons. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Radio Free Asia journalist flees Cambodia under legal threat

Bangkok, May 3, 2017–Cambodian authorities should immediately drop all charges against Radio Free Asia journalist Huot Vuthy, also known as Chun Chanboth, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Vietnamese environmental activists protest an industrial accident that caused tons of fish to wash up on Vietnamese shores at an August 10, 2016, demonstration in Taipei, Taiwan. Detained videographer Nguyen Van Hoa published online videos of similar protests in Vietnam. (AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Videographer and blogger detained in Vietnam

Bangkok, January 26, 2017–Vietnamese authorities should unconditionally release videographer Nguyen Van Hoa and blogger Tran Thi Nga, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Blogger sentenced amid clampdown in Vietnam

Bangkok, March 31, 2016 – In a mounting clampdown on dissent, Vietnam sentenced a prominent blogger on Wednesday to four years in prison on charges of disseminating “propaganda against the state,” according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence and calls for the immediate release of all journalists wrongfully held behind…

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China’s overseas critics under pressure from smear campaigns, cyber attacks

“I think my actions … have harmed the national interest. What I have done was very wrong. I seriously and earnestly accept to learn a lesson and plead guilty,” said Chinese journalist Gao Yu during a televised confession on the state-run channel CCTV in May 2014.

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Radio Free Asia reporter’s brothers in China face anti-state charges

This week, Washington D.C.-based Uighur journalist Shohret Hoshur, sent CPJ a message saying that on May 28 charges had finally been brought against two of his brothers, Shawket and Rexim, who have been detained since August. Hoshur, who works for the U.S.-government funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), is convinced they are being put on trial…

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China’s long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

When we conduct the research for our annual list of jailed journalists, we rely on a range of sources. And we come across a lot of information that doesn’t always make it on to our list. With China once again the largest jailer of journalists–44 this year–our research team spotted several stories that deserve notice,…

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