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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.

From Lowell start, D.C. news anchor reports at Radio Free Asia

Nareth Muong guesses he's filed hundreds of stories since he began working for Radio Free Asia two years ago.

Myanmar Drops Charges Against Journalists From Eleven Media

The government of Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon dropped its incitement case against three journalists from Eleven Media Group on Friday, two weeks after it set them free on bail.

26 pct of Cambodian Internet users experience online harassment: survey report

Phnom Penh - Twenty-six percent of all Cambodian Internet users, aged 15-65, experienced some forms of online harassment, said a recent survey report released...

Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping

Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”.

Lawyers For Jailed Reuters Reporters in Myanmar File Appeal

Lawyers for two Reuters reporters filed an appeal on Monday against the seven-year sentences they were handed by a Myanmar court for violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, in a case that observers say the civilian-led government has backpedaled on press freedom.

Vietnamese Blogger, Rights Activist Vy to be Tried on Flag Affront Charges

A well-known Vietnamese blogger and human rights advocate is set to face trial for "affronting the national flag or national emblem,” a rights group and her lawyer said on Friday, three months after she was briefly detained and had her computer, books and other items confiscated.

NGOs Demand End to Impunity, Independent Probes in Cases of Murdered Cambodian Reporters

Dozens of nongovernmental organizations marked International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists Friday by slamming Cambodia for failing to hold the perpetrators of crimes against reporters and rights activists accountable and demanding independent, transparent probes of their cases.

Myanmar Courts Free Detained Eleven Media Journalists on Bail

Three journalists from Eleven Media who were detained on incitement charges were each freed on 10 million Kyats bail Friday at Tamwe Township Court.

Yangon Government Wants Published Apology From Jailed Eleven Media Journalists

Government officials in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon said Tuesday that they will drop a court case against three jailed journalists accused of committing offenses against the state if the trio issues a written apology in state-owned newspapers.

Lao Workers Jailed For Criticizing Government Are Separated in Prison

Three Lao workers given long prison terms in April 2017 for criticizing their government while working in Thailand have been separated in prison, with one now sent to a separate facility in his hometown and the other two housed with other prisoners in the Lao capital, Lao sources say.

Vietnam Blogger Mother Mushroom Reaches US, Vows to Continue Speaking Up

Vietnamese blogger and activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh—known by her blogger handle Me Nam, or Mother Mushroom—arrived to a large crowd of supporters in the U.S. city of Houston and vowed to keep speaking out on human rights back in her communist nation.

Experts Discuss ‘Fake News’ at Korea Journalism Conference

The founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada told VOA Khmer that fake news was making it difficult for society to distinguish between fact and fiction.

Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club Issues Warning Over Free Speech

Foreign correspondents in Hong Kong have begun a petition calling on the Hong Kong government to explain its decision not to renew the visa of a Financial Times editor after he hosted an event featuring a pro-independence speaker.

Media Watchdogs Cry Foul as Three Myanmar Journalists Arrested on Incitement Charges

Myanmar police arrested three journalists from the Eleven Media Group on incitement charges on Wednesday for publishing an article that was critical of the Yangon regional government’s business ventures, in what political observers and media watchdogs decried as the latest attack on press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Over a thousand tonnes of plastic waste found recently imported into Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville were brought into the country without the knowledge of Cambodian authorities, a senior customs official said on Monday.