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Cambodian Flown to Bangkok to Face Fake News Charge

Thai police filed criminal charges Friday against a Cambodian man who allegedly posted a false report about the Thai prime minister on his website, officials said.

‘The Outlook Is Grim’: Cambodia’s Independent Media Under Hun Sen

May has been a tough month for press freedom in Cambodia. On May 5, the Phnom Penh Post, an independent newspaper often critical of the Cambodian government, was sold to a Malaysian investor with links to Prime Minister Hun Sen. And on May 18, a court refused to release two Radio Free Asia reporters who have been held in pretrial detention for six months on charges of espionage.

“Generation Startup” Documentary Inspires Young Entrepreneurs to Move Outside of Comfort Zone

American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser spent 17 months following six recent graduates pursuing the American dream by building startup companies in Detroit, Michigan.

Lifting the veil on Cambodia’s new media baron

The Phnom Penh Post newspaper has been sold to a Malaysian buyer who goes by various names. After some days of confusion, he announced he was Sivakumar S Ganapathy, despite the fact that a press release on the sale of the Post by former Australian owner Bill Clough named him as Sivakumar G (Siva).

Cambodia court extends detention of radio journalists

A Cambodian court on Friday extended the pre-trial detention of two Radio Free Asia journalists who have been in prison for six months while espionage charges, which critics say are part of a crushing crackdown on independent media, are investigated.

Injustice continues: Cambodian court extends detention of two journalists (Opinion)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017.

New owner of Phnom Penh Post denies Cambodian government launched crackdown on independent press

The Malaysian businessman refused to reveal the price of the sale of the newspaper or how a US$3.9 million tax bill was settled as part of the purchase

A Cambodian Spring – engrossing portrait of grassroots protesters

There’s gripping human drama in this documentary about a Buddhist monk and two ‘housewife activists’ leading a battle against forced evictions.

Former Phnom Penh Post journalist describes state of press freedom in Cambodia as ‘dire’

The acquisition of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian businessman made the newsroom “apprehensive” and “concerned” according to one of the paper’s former journalists, Erin Handley.

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from...

Director Chris Kelly took nine years to complete this remarkable film about land-rights protests and political skullduggery in Cambodia. The subject matter may seem of marginal interest for a western audience but the documentary works not just as investigative journalism but also as a universal story about a community trying to save itself from destruction.

Vietnamese hackers trigger software trap after Australian sale of newspaper in Cambodia

A Vietnamese state-linked hacking group has used a Cambodian newspaper website to attack a local human rights organisation, according to a leading cyber security firm.

Southeast Asian Lawmakers Decry Buyout of Last Independent Daily, Media Crackdown in Cambodia

Southeast Asian lawmakers have expressed “grave concern” over the buyout of The Phnom Penh Post, the last remaining independent newspaper in Cambodia, by a Malaysian investor with reported ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen, amid a wider crackdown on media freedoms in the country.

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this...

Chris Kelly’s documentary A Cambodian Spring looks at the conflict between residents and government over land in the south-east Asian country.

The Phnom Penh Post – A Debt of Gratitude

My first glimpse of the Phnom Penh Post was whilst waiting at a bus stop on a rainy evening on London’s Rosebery Avenue in 1993; a fellow passenger, a researcher for Amnesty International as it turned out, was reading it.

Courageous voice for truth silenced in Cambodia

The sale of The Phnom Penh Post to Malaysian interests with clear links to the Hun Sen government in Cambodia, and the subsequent sackings and resignations of journalists, is already recognised as a sad, even bitter, end to the Post’s admired role as a newspaper that continued to strive for the best journalistic standards.

The Sale of Cambodia’s Last Independent Newspaper Pushes Press Freedom Into Peril

I still remember my first day on the job as an intern on the photo desk at the Phnom Penh Post. “Want to go to a land protest?” asked my editor.

Now the Post is muzzled, Cambodia’s free press is gone

There are no reliable sources of information left. Not for ordinary people, diplomats or NGOs

NGOs, Rights Groups Slam Takeover of Cambodia’s ‘Last Independent Paper’

n a statement released on Wednesday, Cambodian civil society organizations slammed the takeover by a government-linked businessman of The Phnom Penh Post, calling the move and the subsequent firings or resignations of large numbers of its staff a “blow to press freedom” in the country.

A Rocky Start for the New Phnom Penh Post Owners in Cambodia

It didn't take long after the sale for a range of concerns to surface.

The Phnom Penh Post: CEO and five staff quit Cambodia’s last independent newspaper over...

The Australian CEO and five senior staff at The Phnom Penh Post have quit in protest over editorial interference at Cambodia's last independent newspaper.

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PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

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