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Cambodian minister threatens to close media outlets that defy sweeping election rules

Journalists crowd around Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in the province of Kandal, September 1, 2016, as he registers to vote in local elections scheduled for June 4, 2017. (Reuters/Samrang Pring)

Bangkok, May 19, 2017--Cambodian authorities should allow media outlets to cover local elections freely and without fear of closure for running afoul of overly broad guidelines restricting election coverage, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Cambodian Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith last week threatened to shutter media outlets that disobey guidelines for covering the June 4 elections that will come into effect tomorrow.

May 19, 2017 1:34 PM ET

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Radio Free Asia journalist flees Cambodia under legal threat

Garment workers protest for higher wages near Cambodia's National Assembly in Phnom Penh, May 1, 2017. As the government clamps down on opposition ahead of local elections scheduled for June, a Radio Free Asia journalist has fled the country upon learning of a court summons. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Bangkok, May 3, 2017--Cambodian authorities should immediately drop all charges against Radio Free Asia journalist Huot Vuthy, also known as Chun Chanboth, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

May 3, 2017 11:07 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Cambodia, Laos, Mexico, Myanmar

Eluding the Censors

For all its faults, Facebook is a lifeline for journalists in less developed countries
By Karen Coates

Squeezed between China and Vietnam, Phongsali is the northernmost province of Laos, a land of mountains, valleys and isolated villages that is home to more than 15 ethnic groups. As recently as a few years ago, news traveled through Phongsali at a pace akin to regional traffic: slowly, on a bumpy route rife with potholes and disruptions.

Alerts   |   Cambodia

Journalist probing illegal logging killed in Cambodia

Bangkok, October 14, 2014--A journalist investigating alleged illegal logging activities in eastern Cambodia was shot dead early Sunday, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the killing and calls on authorities to identify the motive and ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Alerts   |   Cambodia

Harsh defamation ruling in Cambodia has broader implications

New York, July 24, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the hefty financial damages imposed on a blogger in a defamation case in Cambodia. The ruling could have a detrimental effect on online commentary in the country.

Case   |   Cambodia

Missing journalist's body found in Cambodia

The body of Canadian journalist Dave Walker was discovered in Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex on May 1, 2014, more than two and a half months after he was first reported missing, according to news accounts

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Veteran journalist reported missing in Cambodia

Bangkok, February 19, 2014--Cambodian authorities must thoroughly investigate the disappearance of Canadian journalist Dave Walker, who went missing on Friday under mysterious circumstances in the country's western Siem Riep province, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Attacks on the Press   |   Cambodia, USA

Without Stronger Transparency, More Financial Crises Loom

The recent financial meltdown should be treated as a lesson on the importance of information transparency and the crucial role of a free press. By Michael J. Casey

Sharp swings in the stock market have led to questions about who stands to benefit from high-frequency trading. (AP/Richard Drew)

Alerts   |   Cambodia

Journalist beaten to death in Cambodia

Bangkok, February 7, 2014--Cambodian authorities must identify the motive behind the killing of a local journalist on February 1 and ensure his assailants are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Suon Chan had reported on illegal fishing activities near his village shortly before his death.

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Journalists can help curb gender-based violence

Training journalists how to better cover gender-based violence can help challenge attitudes that foster sexual attacks. Helping journalists learn personal skills to safely navigate sexual aggression can help prevent them from becoming victims themselves.

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