Despite being tall, very athletic, and once handsome; despite having on-the-job training as an accused foreign spy who was thrown into a squalid Cambodian jail, Australian independent journalist and filmmaker James Ricketson has no desire to apply to be the next James Bond.
The Cambodia China Journalist Association (CCJA) was formally launched here on Monday with the aim of promoting media exchange and relations between Cambodia and China.
The media landscape in Cambodia has dramatically changed over the past two years.
Governments and state media in Southeast Asia touted improving media liberty on World Press Freedom Day Friday, but critics were swift to point out limits on expression and the jailing of many journalists across the region.
Cambodian journalist Aun Pheap used to be a dedicated reporter. He would chase stories for The Cambodia Daily, a local independent paper, and write articles that government officials, businessmen and other powerful players would rather not see published.
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, an English news website was launched Friday to help revive the stifled independent media landscape in Cambodia.
Cambodia celebrated the World Press Freedom Day here on Friday, with a call for fight against fake news, saying that it is posing threats to peace, democracy and development.
The heat was unbearable. Even now, on the outside, Cambodian journalist Yeang Sothearin is reminded of it every time the temperature rises: the stifling overcrowded cell at Prey Sar prison, where he and fellow former Radio Free Asia journalist Uon Chhin spent almost 10 months of their lives.
For former Radio Free Asia reporter Yeang Sothearin, life took a drastic turn when Cambodian police came to detain him and his colleague Uon Chhin in November 2017. They were accused of conspiring with foreign powers, charges they have since denied.
At least 14 journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1992, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Free speech advocates and global tech leaders fear chilling effect.
For years, a group of Cambodian monks has used platforms like Facebook to expose daily injustices. An online crackdown is now putting them at risk.
Social media platforms such as Facebook have become popular mediums for Cambodians to criticize authorities and protest against government policy.
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.
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.
Lawyers for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen are considering filing lawsuits against those who insult him on social media.
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.
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.
The documentary, “My Mother Sold Me”, which aired in October, depicted a young Cambodian woman apparently selling her daughter’s virginity.
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.