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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.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Blasts RFA Despite Promises of Welcome to ‘Return’

In a rare phone interview with Radio Free Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lambasted the U.S.-funded broadcaster despite recent conciliatory comments by his government suggesting RFA was welcome to resume its operations in the Southeastern Asian nation.

Ricketson on surviving prison in Cambodia

The secret to surviving 15 months in a notorious Cambodian prison was simple for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson.

Fighting for a father’s freedom

The decision to fly a drone over an anti-government rally landed James Ricketson in a Cambodian prison for 15 months. This is the inside story of the Australian filmmaker's ordeal and the fallout for his family.

Rats, roaches and an ‘overpowering’ smell of urine: Australian filmmaker James Ricketson describes how...

Mr Ricketson has described the squalid conditions he endured in Cambodian jail.

He wanted to expose Cambodia’s virginity trade. Now, he’s in prison

A Cambodian translator helped foreign journalists film a documentary about alleged sex trafficking in the Kingdom. Authorities now claim the film’s subjects said they were paid to be in the film. The translator’s wife, who visited him in prison, tells Southeast Asia Globe that her husband is afraid, sick and innocent.

Lawyer for Jailed Cambodian Union Leader Says His Client is Innocent

A detained Cambodian union leader who was deported from Thailand and formally charged for his involvement in the production of a documentary about sex trafficking plans to request bail, his lawyer said Friday.

Exclusive: James Ricketson reveals torment of Cambodia’s Prey Sar jail

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson gives his first interview about the 15 months he spent imprisoned in Cambodia on espionage charges.

HRW slams govt for extraditing labour activist

Thailand has totally ignored concerns raised by UN agencies and human-rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s senior researcher Sunai Phasuk said yesterday, after the government deported a Cambodian asylum seeker, even though he is likely to face persecution and possible mistreatment.

Cambodian Union Leader Indicted for Helping Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary

Cambodian authorities indicted the president of a construction workers union Thursday for his role in producing a documentary about sex trafficking.

Interview: For Entrepreneurs Seeking to Launch Media Startups in Cambodia, Introducing Splice Newsroom

Splice describes itself as the “Nieman Lab of Asia (without the funding!)” It recently partnered with Civic on a project to provides $1 million in grants and seed money to 100 media startups in Asia over the next three years.

Cambodian activist detained over RT sex-trafficking doc deported from Thailand & faces jail

A Cambodian activist has been deported from Thailand and is now facing jail for helping RT make a documentary about the sex-trafficking of children.

News fixer deported from Thailand to Cambodia on ‘false news’ accusation

A Cambodian news fixer who helped to produce a documentary on sex trafficking for Russian government-funded international news network Russia Today, or RT, was deported yesterday from Thailand to Cambodia on accusations of abetting the production of false news, according to news reports.

Cambodia Daily Rebuffs Government Reinstatement Offer

An independent news outlet that ceased operations within Cambodia ahead of government demands it settle a crushing "tax debt" has dismissed a government offer for reinstatement.

Czech photographer in Cambodia: I aim to tell a story through my photographs

Jakub Žák is a photographer who spent more than five years in South-East Asia documenting the work of the Czech Development Agency and other NGOs active in the region.


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Cambodia to end border check

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has unveiled a new campaign to boost economic independence and reduce the reliance on preferential trade statuses offered by advanced countries, saying the government will provide better trade facilitation and eliminate unnecessary procedures.

Ranking the World’s Democracies

The Economist Intelligence Unit labels Cambodia an "Authoritarian regime".

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