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Pandemic pushes public mistrust in the media

The pandemic has thrown additional hurdles to the media landscape as there is a quiet resignation of consuming news in the region, the head of a research centre said on Thursday, claiming people find news troublesome, problematic, and biased. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/pandemic-pushes-public-mistrust-in-the-media

Hun Manet says power has to be respected, not feared

News media is considered the “fourth power”, but this power has to be respected, not to be feared, in order to ensure its sustainability. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068971/hun-manet-says-power-has-to-be-respected-not-feared/

PM Hun Sen acknowledged challenges of the media and encouraged them to keep up

Cambodia Prime Minister acknowledged challenges faced by journalists and media agencies, reaffirmed the government support for the sector, and urged continuous capacity building among them. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068985/pm-hun-sen-acknowledged-challenges-of-the-media-and-encouraged-them-to-keep-up/

AKP highlights active role of media in COVID-19 response

Cambodia’s state-owned news agency, Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP), has emphasised the key and active role of media in this unprecedented health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50975587/akp-highlights-active-role-of-media-in-covid-19-response/

Rights Group Denounces Gag Order on Lawyers Before Election

New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Cambodian Bar Association of trying to silence potential government critics ahead of July’s national elections by imposing restrictions on lawyers making public statements. The Bar Association and the Information Ministry have both issued edicts that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Lawyers Instructed to Seek Approval Before Speaking to Media

Lawyers must now obtain permission from the Cambodian Bar Association before speaking to television and radio media in order to ensure that they do not speak out of turn, the association’s president said in a meeting on Friday. “First, we want to ensure a high quality ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lawyers-instructed-to-seek-approval-before-speaking-to-media-9756/

Last Year Saw More New Firms Register

Almost 3,400 new businesses were registered in Cambodia in 2012, an increase of 9 percent on the previous year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. In 2012, the ministry’s business registration department recorded some 3,385 new companies, compared with 3,104 new companies in 2011, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Silencing the Voice of Dissent

Before its owner was arrested in July on charges of insurrection, Beehive radio had hit the consciousness of few outside Cambodia. While international rights groups and press watchdogs were quick to jump on a story of political posturing and the quashing of free speech in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159489/National-news/silencing-the-voice-of-dissent.html

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

Military Figure Re-Emerges as Witness in Slain Journalist's Case

The court investigating the murder of a journalist has questioned a notorious former Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) colonel, who was last heard of serving a 10-year prison sentence for attempted murder, a court official said yesterday. The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has this week questioned a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/military-figure-re-emerges-as-witness-in-slain-journalists-case-3710/

Frequency of criticism

Officials from four government bodies along with a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged two US government-funded radio stations to be more professional and law-abiding during a closed-door meeting at the Council of Ministers. While little information was forthcoming regarding the content of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159250/National-news/cambodian-government-objects-to-american-backed-radio-content.html

PM defends Sonando verdict

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lashed out at critics of the Mam Sonando verdict, saying outsiders shouldn’t be seeking the release of a prisoner. Speaking to hundreds of villagers at a land title ceremony held in Chhuok district of Kampot province, Hun Sen defended the guilty verdict handed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159243/National-news/pm-defends-sonando-verdict.html

Govt wants word with VOA, RFA

The Ministry of Information and Council of Ministers has summoned representatives from US government-funded radio stations for an unprecedented meeting to discuss the stations’ content, goals and level of professionalism, government officials said yesterday. In a letter dated Monday and signed by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059222/National-news/government-wants-word-with-radio-stations.html

More questioned in journo slaying

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summonsed for questioning Kim Seanglay, a military policeman who was the subject of one of slain journalist Hang Serei Oudom’s articles on the illegal timber trade, Chhay Thi, an investigator for the rights group Adhoc, said yesterday. According to their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059214/National-news/more-questioned-in-cambodian-journalists-slaying.html

Court Questions Officials Over Slain Journalist

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court yesterday questioned four people- including a military police official and a police officer- in relation to the killing of journalist Hang Serei Odom, whose body was discovered hacked to death last month in the trunk of his car,a court official and ...

Court calls slain journo's family

Three members of the family of murdered journalist Hang Seri Oudom will appear in Ratanakkiri provincial court on Wednesday, according to their lawyer. Oudom, who exposed illegal logging in the area for the Virakchun Khmer newspaper, disappeared last month when he left his house at night ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859143/National-news/court-calls-slain-journalists-family.html

Sonando Verdict a Tough Test for KRT Legacy

When the international community hammered out a hard-fought deal with the government in 2001 for a war crimes tribunal to try the most senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, they hoped their efforts would also set an example for local court system riddled with ...

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