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Official: Ministry pays close attention to freedom of press

Tep Asnarith, spokesperson for the Ministry of Information, has reiterated that freedom of the press does not extend to messages that are political in nature, or contain an agenda. ...

Vong Daravady
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-ministry-pays-close-attention-to-freedom-of-press

Government remains committed to protecting press freedom

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed the Royal Government’s continued commitment to protecting the freedom of expression, freedom of the press in accordance with the country’s Constitution and Press Law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501284403/government-remains-committed-to-protecting-press-freedom/

The Post justified in response to unsubstantiated reports: pundits

The Phnom Penh Post’s weekend editorial about a recent BBC report that included an interview with former staff Mech Dara has drawn heated reactions from across the board among journalists, civil society organisations and members of the public. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/post-justified-response-unsubstantiated-reports-pundits

VOD to stay shut for ‘serious insults’ to gov’t, Hun Sen says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed his position that online news outlet VOD, which published in both Khmer and English and also produced radio programmes, will never be reopened. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vod-stay-shut-serious-insults-govt-hun-sen-says

Prime minister says VOD shutdown strengthens journalism, offers reporters government jobs

Despite a wave of international concern over the shutdown of independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD), Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the outlet’s license will not be restored and offered VOD reporters government jobs instead in a Facebook post Tuesday. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/prime-minister-says-vod-shutdown-strengthens-journalism-offers-reporters-government-jobs/

Ex-VOD workers offered civil state employment

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that roles within the state framework will be made available for any former employees of online media outlet VOD who wish to engage in public affairs. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-vod-workers-offered-civil-state-employment

Cambodian leader orders shutdown of independent media outlet

There were tears at Cambodia’s Voice of Democracy on Monday as journalist Khan Leakhena reacted to the sudden order to close the news website. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voanews.com/a/cambodian-leader-orders-shutdown-of-independent-media-outlet/6960214.html

Shutdown of VOD undermines press freedom, embassies and civil society groups warn

After the government shuttered independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD) on Monday, dozens of civil society groups decried the decision and numerous embassies warned the loss of the publication seriously damaged Cambodia’s dwindling press freedom in the run-up to the July national election. ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/shutdown-of-vod-undermines-press-freedom-embassies-and-civil-society-groups-warn/

Prime Minister Hun Sen shuts down independent media VOD

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the government will revoke the license for media outlet VOD in a Facebook post Sunday evening, after he previously demanded an apology for an article he claimed was inaccurate. ...

Jack Brook and Chhorn Chansy
https://cambojanews.com/prime-minister-shuts-down-independent-media-vod/

Ahead of 2023 elections, press freedom continues to lag, CCHR says

Cambodia’s levels of freedom of expression, press and access to information remain low, and the work environment for journalists and human rights defenders is “increasingly dangerous,” the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said in a report released Thursday. ...

Phon Sotthyroth
https://cambojanews.com/ahead-of-2023-elections-press-freedom-continues-to-lag-cchr-says/

Minister reaffirms government’s commitment to promote press freedom

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is always committed to improving the respect of press freedom and freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501176536/minister-reaffirms-governments-commitment-to-promote-press-freedom/

UN agency warns of Cambodian threats to journalists

Journalists in Cambodia are facing increasing threats and being prevented from doing their jobs amid growing restrictions on press freedom and civic and political rights, the U.N human rights office there said this week. The U.N. agency’s report, issued August 3, describes press freedom in ...

Lisa Schlein
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/un-agency-warns-of-cambodian-threats-to-journalists-/6689900.html

Cambodia reiterates commitment to uphold press freedom

The Ministry of Information has extended its congratulations and reaffirmed its commitment to continue to uphold the press freedom in Cambodia.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066434/cambodia-reiterates-commitment-to-uphold-press-freedom/

Official refutes press freedom report

A senior Ministry of Information official refuted a report released by the Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) which claimed that press freedom in Cambodia in 2021 was worse than in 2020.   ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/official-refutes-press-freedom-report

Spokesperson rejects UN Special Rapporteur’s Cambodia press freedom report

Meas Sophorn, Under Secretary of State and Spokesperson at the Ministry of Information, has turned down a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the press freedom in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50959974/spokesperson-rejects-un-special-rapporteurs-cambodia-press-freedom-report/

Cambodia Daily calls government action ‘assault’ on the press

The Cambodia Daily yesterday said it was under “siege” and continued to call the government’s targeting of the newspaper an attack on press freedom, as five radio station owners that had been ordered to shut stop attempted to resume their services. // //   ...

Ananth Baliga and Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-daily-calls-government-action-assault-press

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