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With a registry for news sites and fines for “fake news,” Cambodia’s press freedom...

Multi-million-dollar tax bills “pulled out of thin air.” The pruning of an independent newspaper after being sold to party-friendly investors. A final headline declaring “Descent into Outright Dictatorship.”

Cambodian groups seek revocation of new online directive ahead of elections

This statement was originally published on cchrcambodia.org on 8 June 2018. 

Police Hunt for Facebook User Calling for Election Boycott

Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party figures have labeled those participating in the boycott as “traitors”.

Cambodian curbs on election news could smother debate – U.N. warns

Vaguely worded Cambodian media rules could bring sweeping restrictions that prevent journalists reporting on controversial issues in the run-up to a general election, U.N. rights monitors warned on Friday.

Netizen Report: New rules in Cambodia and Tanzania force independent media to quiet down...

With elections approaching in July, Cambodia’s National Election Committee has published a set of plans intended to monitor and control online news.

Cambodian Court Postpones Trial of Australian Who Flew Drone at Rally

A Cambodian court has delayed by one month the trial of an Australian filmmaker who was arrested one year ago for flying a drone at a campaign rally.

Australian film-maker ‘learned of Cambodia espionage charges on grapevine’

James Ricketson granted trial delay he asked for after telling judge it was not clear he had been indicted.

Cambodia Is Putting an Australian Filmmaker on Trial for Espionage. His Family Says He’s...

Sitting alone in the dock wearing a tatty orange jump suit, James Ricketson turns around to give the press in the courtroom a wearied...

US Lawmakers Call For Increased Pressure on Cambodia to Release Former RFA Reporters

Several U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt to ramp up pressure on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to release two former RFA reporters who have spent seven months behind bars on “espionage” charges.

Australian filmmaker’s trial set for Friday on Cambodian spying charges

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson will stand trial this Friday, facing espionage charges that carry a possible 10-year prison sentence.

Cambodia’s New Online Media Directive Criticized as ‘Censorship’

A group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has criticized a Cambodian government working group set up to monitor and “control” online news.

Cambodia: The Unfree Press

The Cambodian government has continued tightening the screws on its already crippled free press, introducing severe prohibitions on election reporting ahead of the ballot in July, and establishing a taskforce to monitor social media posts.

Cambodia’s Online Information Controls in Contravention of Rights Guarantees: NGOs

More than 100 NGOs expressed “grave concern” Friday in response to the Cambodian government’s decision to monitor and “control” online news ahead of a controversial general election in July, calling the move a “contravention of constitutional and international human rights guarantees.”

A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?

An ongoing media crackdown looks set to intensify even further.

Cambodia to Monitor Online News Ahead of July Election

Cambodia will monitor and control online news content intended to cause "instability", an official notice said on Monday, the government's latest move to control information ahead of a general election in July.

Cambodia Forms Task Force to Monitor ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

Cambodia has created a task force to monitor the spread of “fake news” on social media platforms and through private text messaging.

‘We’re going to be blind’: how Cambodia defeated its free press

Critics and human rights groups decry the end of an era of press freedom in Cambodia as the nation’s last independent newspaper is sold to the owner of a Malaysian “covert PR” firm, leaving Cambodians who once relied on a free press worrying that they’re now “going to be blind”

CPJ condemns election news restrictions in Cambodia

Hong Kong --The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned today proposed restrictions on news coverage of upcoming elections in Cambodia and called on the country's...

Cambodia’s Fresh News: is it journalism with Chinese characteristics?

Though far from Beijing’s sophisticated control of information, Cambodia’s media landscape is starting to echo China’s, according to Reporters Without Borders

Cambodia’s Controversial Press Guidelines Draw Concern

A new list of controversial rules for journalists covering Cambodia's upcoming elections, including a warning that the reporters should not ask detailed questions about the result, is drawing criticism from observers who say the provisions are worryingly vague and subjective

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