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Kem Ley’s brother brands official’s comments ‘insulting’

After an Interior Ministry spokes­man last week suggested that an investigation into the murder of Kem Ley had been slowed by his wife fleeing the country, the slain analyst’s friends and family on Sunday blasted the government’s slow and secretive response over the past two ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-leys-brother-brands-officials-comments-insulting-117879/

Reporter, ‘witnesses’ tell different stories

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said that radio journalist Lay Samean, who was badly beaten by district security guards on May 2 while covering a planned opposition rally, may have provoked the violence by calling the guards “yuon’s dogs”, among other insults. The minister added, however, that ...

Kevin Ponniah and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/reporter-%E2%80%98witnesses%E2%80%99-tell-different-stories

Minister to address beatings

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith has pledged to meet with Daun Penh District Governor Sok Sambath to discuss the targeting of journalists by hired district security guards, said UNESCO country representative Anne Lemaistre, who met with the minister on Friday. The minister is also keen on ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-address-beatings

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

Journalists garner support, monks silent in wake of attacks

Condemnation has grown following Friday’s attack on a journalist near Freedom Park as the Ministry of Information joined the U.N. Human Rights Office in denouncing the attacks. On Saturday, the U.N.’s human rights representative in Cambodia, Wan-Hea Lee, called for an investigation into the beating of ...

Kuch Naren and George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/journalists-garner-support-monks-silent-in-wake-of-attacks-58145/

Injured to file complaints over crackdown

A monk, an opposition lawmaker-elect and a journalist, all assaulted by Daun Penh district security guards near Freedom Park on Friday, said they are in the process of filing legal complaints against the district forces as they recover from their injuries. “I am planning on filing ...

George Wright
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/injured-to-file-complaints-over-crackdown-58025/

Security dressed down

For months now, Daun Penh district security forces, identifiable by their dark blue uniforms, black motorbike helmets and merciless truncheon swinging, have been unleashed on protesters, opposition and otherwise, as the all-too-willing enforcers of government-approved crackdowns. But as district forces have begun targeting more journalists during ...

Vong Sokheng and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/security-dressed-down

Workers to file stories from the factory floor

The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) is hoping to turn a select group of garment workers into muckrakers by offering a journalism program through the Voice of Democracy news outlet. Free of charge, the course will last until October and have a firm focus on ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workers-file-stories-factory-floor

No union for workers in food biz

After the Ministry of Labour denied a food service union official registration, a union official is crying foul, asserting that authorities are discriminating against her group – a charge the government denies. The Cambodian Food and Service Worker Federation (CFSWF), a 4,000-member union representing workers in ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-union-workers-food-biz

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