Fear hinders independent journalism in Cambodia, survey finds

Fear of government interference, legal repercussions and violence remain impediments to free and independent journalism in Cambodia, according to a survey released on Wednesday in a report by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM). ...

Tej Parikh

Reporters vow to defy order to cease gathering

Journalists in Ratanakkiri province said Wednesday they would defy a “request” from the provincial government to cease gathering in public places and taking photographs during their reporting. ...

Khuon Narim

Journalist investigating illegal logging shot dead

A 49-year-old journalist reportedly investigating illegal logging in Kratie province was shot dead early Sunday morning. Within hours, police arrested three men—a commune police chief, a military police officer and a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldier—for the murder, officials said. Taing Try, who contributed to ...

Saing Soenthrith and Simon Henderson

National Police planning to establish its own newspaper

The Ministry of Interior’s National Police plans to establish its own Khmer-language newspaper to provide the public, for a fee, with accurate information on security and crime in Cambodia and to promote awareness about traffic laws and the dangers of drugs, the National Police spokesman ...

Aun Pheap

First sentence given for facebook comments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday fined a 29-year-old hairstylist and make-up artist 2 million riel, or about $500, and ordered her to pay 5 million riel, or about $1,250, in compensation to a rival beauty parlor owner she defamed on Facebook. The sentence is ...

Eang Mengleng And Denise Hruby

Killing of Journalist May Not Be Linked to Illegal Fishing Reports

Police in Kompong Chhnang province on Tuesday said they were looking for three suspects in the murder of a local journalist on Friday night and may soon add more names to the list, but still had no motive for the attack. However, the provincial coordinator for ...

Phorn Bopha

Ethics Awards for Much Maligned Media

The first ever Annual Journalism Ethics Awards ceremony was held Wednesday in Phnom Penh, which conferred a total of 19 awards on five national newspapers and eight national television stations in recognition of their adherence to ethical journalism. The newspapers garnering awards in categories including balance ...

Phorn Bopha and Simon Henderson

Media Groups Call On ‘Political Elite’ to Protect Reporters

More than a dozen journalism and hu­man rights groups have called on Cambodia’s political forces to protect journalists and guarantee citizens’ access to an open and unobstructed press during the current political unrest. In a statement released Wednesday, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, along with ...

Lindsey Peterson

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