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CamboJA pushes for further press law amendments

Some 20 journalists gathered on Tuesday at the Corner of Media Landscape in a meeting organised by the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) and the Cambodia Center for Independent Media (CCIM).​ The journalists held discussions on the challenges faced in the sector, including the difficulty in obtaining ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/camboja-pushes-further-press-law-amendments

IFJ seeks Press Law amendment

The International Federation of Journalists has urged the government to speedily amend the Press Law and bring it in line with current global press standards to ensure the protection of journalists. The appeal came after the Information Ministry last week announced that it is open to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50656430/ifj-seeks-press-law-amendment/

Ministry seeks input for amendments to Press Law

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday called on the media and relevant institutions to provide input on proposed amendments of the Press Law so that it can respond to recent developments in journalism and better promote freedom of the press in the Kingdom. Speaking at the Consultation ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654406/ministry-seeks-input-for-amendments-to-press-law/

Gov’t to amend Press Law to be ‘in line with current reality’

The Ministry of Information is preparing with relevant ministries’ and institutions’ amendments to the Press Law to bring it in line with current reality, while UN human rights monitor for Cambodia Rhona Smith has expressed concerns over press freedom in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-amend-press-law-be-line-current-reality

Journalists frequently harried, in actions that hurt press freedom

While there are many issues for Cambodia’s journalists to cover these days—from the tensions with Vietnam over border issues to land disputes, the law to regulate NGOs, the labor sector and others—the country’s reporters are often disrupted from their work. ...

Oum Sonita and Nov Povleakhena
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/journalists-frequently-harried-in-actions-that-hurt-press-freedom/2924097.html

Beaten journo preps lawsuit

A journalist with Voice of Democracy (VOD) who was badly beaten by security forces at the site of a planned demonstration in the capital earlier this month left for Thailand yesterday for an operation, and plans to file suit against his attackers next week, he ...

Meas Sokchea
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/beaten-journo-preps-lawsuit

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
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-sentence-given-for-facebook-comments-51649/

BBC Report Says Media Stifled, Journalists Targeted in Cambodia

In a week that has seen one journalist murdered and another threatened for their investigations into corruption and forest crimes, a timely new study into the state of Cambodia’s media has found that the country’s press is being stifled. Eleven journalists have now been killed in the country ...

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