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Journalists in Phnom Penh will start receiving ‘booster dose’ from September 8th

The Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination says the media in Phnom Penh will receive the third dose of AstraZeneca at the National Children’s Hospital from September 8 to 15, 2021. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50913803/journalists-in-phnom-penh-will-start-receiving-booster-dose-from-september-8th/

Journalists prohibited from entering Red Zones to prevent C-19 spread

The Ministry of Information yesterday announced that all journalists are prohibited from entering Red Zones and prohibited areas for reporting, and called on media practitioners to stop assuming events without any concrete evidence in their reporting, leading to public confusion.   ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50851386/journalists-prohibited-from-entering-red-zones-to-prevent-c-19-spread/

Group to launch virtual press freedom campaign

The Working Group for Press Freedom has co-organised a two-week campaign with the theme “Information as a Public Good” on social media to promote and highlight the importance of the freedom of the press and urge the public’s participation. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-launch-virtual-press-freedom-campaign

Around 400 journalists receive travel permits during lockdown

The Ministry of Information has issued permits to some 400 journalists to travel during the lockdown period, ministry spokesman Meas Sophorn confirmed on April 21. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/around-400-journalists-receive-travel-permits-during-lockdown

Journalists barred from filming or recording police investigations

Effective from now, journalists are barred from filming or recording criminal cases that are still under investigation by police.​ The directive was issued on Friday by the General Commissariat of National Police to municipal and provincial police that journalists are prohibited from filming or recording ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50806487/journalists-barred-from-filming-or-recording-police-investigations/

Ministry rejects NGOs claim of media oppression

The Ministry of Information issued a statement yesterday to address the concerns of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) regarding press freedom in Cambodia, saying they are trying to mislead the public. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779352/ministry-rejects-ngos-claim-of-media-oppression/

Kampong Chhnang journalist denies inciting villagers against military

The owner of a provincial radio station, Sok Oudom, maintained he had not incited villagers in Kampong Chhnang province against the military during his incitement trial on Tuesday, with a verdict expected on November 17. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/kampong-chhnang-journalist-denies-inciting-villagers-against-military/

NGOs: Stop oppressing journalists and limiting free speech

A joint statement released on November 2 by a group of 57 NGOs called for the government to stop silencing journalists and media outlets and release journalists who they believe were unfairly arrested.​ ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-stop-oppressing-journalists-and-limiting-free-speech

Government committee to assist journalists holds first meeting

Minister of Information, Khieu Kanharith, yesterday held the first meeting with government lawyers to examine issues that journalists face in Cambodia, following an announcement in February of a commitment to assist journalists facing litigation. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761986/government-committee-to-assist-journalists-holds-first-meeting/

PM: Media is gov’t development partner

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday commended three ministers for being open to journalists. Addressing some 6,000 attendees during the 4th media correspondents’ gala at the capital’s Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said Minister of National Defence Tea Banh, Minister of Interior Sar ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-media-govt-development-partner

PM calls for end to ‘fake news’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on local and international journalists to join hands in tackling fake news, which he said could cause social turmoil in the Kingdom and beyond. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-calls-end-fake-news

Petition to drop charges against former reporters

Local journalists have launched an online campaign calling on the courts to consider dropping charges against two former Radio Free Asia journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, who were arrested by authorities in November. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50108992/petition-to-drop-charges-against-former-reporters/

Cambodia PM berates media at correspondents' dinner

Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-media/cambodia-pm-berates-media-at-correspondents-dinner-idUSKBN1FA0ZB

Cambodian Economy Hurt by Land Evictions

Kratie province – Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the fist by a U.S. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Politics 'behind journo deaths'

Twelve journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1993, according to a report from the rights group Adhoc, which believes much of the bloodshed was politically motivated. The body count was included in a round-up of abuses against the media in a report the group released ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659427/National-news/politics-behind-journo-deaths.html

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