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Press release on new CamboJA study reveals consequences of threats to digital rights and online freedom of expression in Cambodia

On 23 November 2023, CamboJA issues a press release on new CamboJA study reveals consequences of threats to digital rights and online freedom of expression in Cambodia.A new impacts study from CamboJA finds that journalists and active online citizens have serious concerns regarding the state ...

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Press​ release​ of​ the​ Club​ of​ Cambodian​ Journalists

On​ 24​ October​ 2023,​ the​ Club​ of​ Cambodia​ Journalists​ issued​ a​ press​ release​ after​ noticing​ that​ a​ number​ of​ journalists​ have​ recently​ been​ detained​ by​ the​ authorities​ in​ connection​ with​ ethical​ and​ professional​ violations​ that​ have​ affected​ the​ promotion​ of​ the​ media​ in​ Cambodia. ...

Club​ of​ Cambodia​ Journalists​

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Press release APSARA National Authority responds to Radio Free Asia (RFA)

On 12 September 2023, the APSARA National Authority issued a press release to national and international journalists in response to Radio Free Asia‘s coverage of “Amnesty International’s request to the World Heritage Committee to Check for forced evictions in the Angkor area.” ...

APSARA National Authority

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Press release on the continuation of the development of the Criminal Record Digital service phase 2

On 11 September 2023, the Ministry of Justice issued a public announcement on further development of the Criminal Record Digital phase 2 to provide faster services to the public. The Ministry is also working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to discuss ...

Ministry of Justice

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Joint statement on World Press Freedom Day 2023

On 02 May 2023, CamboJA issued a joint statement on World Press Freedom Day 2023.This year’s theme is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression as a driver for all Other Human Rights.” With this theme, the undersigned civil society groups, media association/organizations working ...

CamboJA

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Press statement: “Free and independent press is not a license to break the law with impunity” States the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson

On 14 February 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a press statement related to the revoked license of a foreign-funded media outlet in Cambodia. According to the press statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson is utterly dismayed at and dismissed ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Joint​ statement:​ Media​ and​ civil​ society​ groups​ deeply​ disturbed​ by​ government’s​ decision​ to​ revoke​ VOD’s​ media​ license​ and​ the​ sexual​ harassment​ of​ a​ female​ reporter​

On 13 February 2023, 93 Media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) released a joint statement to express their deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order to revoke the license of Voice of Democracy (VOD), and also condemn the recent sexual harassment and intimidation of ...

Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA)

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ANFREL condemns the shutdown of Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia

On 13 February 2023, Asian Network for Free Elections issued a statement condemning the shutdown of Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia.The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) condemns the shutdown of the Voice of Democracy (VOD) in Cambodia today, a blatant attack on media ...

Asian Network for Free Elections

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Statement by U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh on Voice of Democracy

On 13 February 2023, U.S. Embassy in Cambodia issues a statement on Voice of Democracy.The U.S Embassy in Cambodia are deeply troubled by the abrupt decision to revoke Voice of Democracy’s (VOD) media license. A free and independent press plays a critical role in a ...

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

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VOD notice of apology

On 12 February 2023, VOD issued a notice on the letter of apology to the head of the Royal Government.VOD will submit a letter to the head of the Royal Government through the Cabinet after a reaction from Mr. HUN Manet, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the ...

VOD

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Press release on the meeting between the Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Propaganda and Information Committee of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Information

On 25 January 2023, at the National Assembly building, the National Assembly Committee on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Propaganda and Information with the Ministry of Information and colleagues organized a discussion meeting to understand “Media Affairs in Cambodia” in order to enhance the efficiency and ...

National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia

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Cambodia: six Southeast Asian journalist organizations collaborate to safeguard of press freedom

On 12 December 2022, CamboJA released a press release on Cambodia: six Southeast Asian journalist organizations collaborate to safeguard of press freedom.Six organizations from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Timor Leste formed a regional collaboration as a joint response to the deteriorating press freedom ...

CamboJA

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Joint Statement: VOD, VOA journalists denied access to Hun Sen’s press conference

On 14th November 2022, CamboJA issued a press release on VOD, VOA journalists denied access to Hun Sen’s press conference.We, the undersigned journalists’ organizations, are calling on the Ministry of Information to clarify why journalists from news outlets VOD and VOA were denied access to ...

CamboJA

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Joint Statement: End impunity for crimes against journalists in Cambodia

On 02 November 2022, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA) and 31 other civil society members released a Joint Statement on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists to call on Cambodian authorities to prosecute crimes committed against journalists and to stop committing ...

Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA)

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One week campaign to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2022 under the theme, "Journalism Under Digital Siege"

On 26 April 2022, ActionAid issued a press release on one week campaign to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2022 under the theme, “Journalism Under Digital Siege”.The World Press Freedom Working Group, formed by 26 institutions including NGOs, journalists’ associations, and CSOs, have jointly ...

ActionAid

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Announcement on the access to information and dissemination of information in restricted zones

On 04 May, 2021, the Ministry of Information has posted an announcement on the access to information and dissemination of information in restricted area during the COVD-19 pandemic. The announcement stated that all media and journalists can no longer broadcast news from inside the restricted ...

Ministry of Information

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Statement of the Royal Government of Cambodia on further steps to strengthen democracy and political space

On 03 December 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has released a statement on further steps to strengthen democracy and political space. The ministry has underlined the position and further steps to be taken to uphold the Royal Government of Cambodia’s aforementioned ...

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Press release for launching ceremony of challenges to independent media 2017

With financial and technical supports by the European Union and DanChurchAid Cambodia Office, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) is pleased announce that CCIM is going to release a report of Challenges to Independent Media in Cambodia 2017 on Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018 ...

Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)

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Clarification on the draft Cybercrime Law

In response to the public concerns over the draft Cybercrime Law, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications is pleased to clarify that 1-the legislative process of this law is in the phase of consolidating documents, 2-cybercrimes through information and communications technology (ICT) cover cross-cutting areas ...

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

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Going offline? The threat to Cambodia’s newfound internet freedoms

On World Information Society Day, LICADHO releases its report “Going offline? The threat to Cambodia’s newfound internet freedoms,” describing the vital importance of the internet for freedom of expression in Cambodia and the imminent threat that this last bastion for independent voices now faces. ...

LICADHO

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