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Cambodians Urged to Use Care on Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms such as Facebook have become popular mediums for Cambodians to criticize authorities and protest against government policy.

Cambodia Takes Aim at Critics Who Post on Facebook

On the night of Jan. 16, Kol Sat could not locate her husband even after contacting everyone she thought might know the whereabouts of Kong Mas.

Cambodian Court Rules Former RFA Reporters’ Cases Will Proceed to Trial

A court in Cambodia on Friday concluded its investigation into two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage,” ordering their cases to proceed to trial, and prompting a rights group to call for their charges to be dropped.

Cambodian PM may sue over Facebook posts

Lawyers for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen are considering filing lawsuits against those who insult him on social media.

Fake news’ fuels smog fears

The Ministry of Environment has said concerns over Phnom Penh’s air quality are being fuelled by “fake news” on social media sites by companies aiming to promote the sale of air quality testing kits.

40 years after. Photography in Cambodia today

In April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge soldiers entered Phnom Penh and, in three days, emptied the town then inhabited by a million and a half people.

Family of Jailed Documentary Fixer Rallies Outside Russian Embassy

The documentary, “My Mother Sold Me”, which aired in October, depicted a young Cambodian woman apparently selling her daughter’s virginity.

Cambodia Court Detains Opposition Activist Over Facebook Post, Pending Bail Hearing

A court in Cambodia’s capital on Friday ordered a member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) detained pending a bail hearing after questioning him over a post he made on Facebook last month, which said the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice.

Rott Mony’s bail plea denied

The Appeal Court on Thursday rejected the plea for bail by Rath Rott Mony, a suspected filmmaker who has been “temporarily detained” over accusations of “incitement to discriminate” for his alleged role in a documentary shown last October by RT, formerly Russia Today.

‘All media outlets must pay tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations.

Cambodian government to launch TV show against fake news

Cambodia's Ministry of Information is set to launch a live programme on the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK) channel in a bid to counter fake news.

Gov’t Warns Media of Repercussions for Journalists Who Write About the ‘Hun Sen Regime’

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said journalists using these terms “do not respect the will of the Cambodian people, who turned out to vote”.

Film featuring history timeline of China-Cambodia friendship premieres

A documentary film titled The History Timeline of China-Cambodia Friendship premiered here on Wednesday, aiming at further deepening cultural and people-to-people ties between the two countries, officials said.

Cambodian Activist Arrested For Facebook Post on Rice Tariffs

Cambodia’s Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday arrested a member of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party after he posted a Facebook message saying the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice, sources in the country said.

PM in correspondents’ dinner

Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet and dine with nearly 5,000 journalists from across the county in his third media correspondents’ meeting in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Cambodian Journalists Pen Letter Demanding Court Drop Charges Against Former RFA Reporters

More than three dozen journalists in Cambodia published an open letter on Thursday urging the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to drop all charges against two former RFA reporters who have lived under police surveillance for more than a year while awaiting a trial for “espionage.”

Cambodian man jailed for insulting king in Facebook posts

Three-year sentence issued in second known conviction under new lèse-majesté law.

Northern Ireland filmmaker scoops BAFTA nomination for outstanding debut

Northern Ireland man Chris Kelly has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 2019 BAFTAs for his feature documentary, A Cambodian Spring.

Hun Sen Calls for Dismissal of Powerful Media Titan

Prime Minister Hun Sen, prompted by a family quarrel, has called for the dismissal of CNC Television CEO Ouk Vora, according to a recording of the conversation made available toThe Cambodia Daily.

Cambodia PM Accuses Opposition of Spreading Fake News, While His Control Over Media Outlets...

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen alleged Friday that the main opposition party he had banned last year is spreading fake news, while it emerged that his government has exerted heavy-handed control of a purportedly independent outlet.

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