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Sale of newspaper in Cambodia ‘disaster’ for media freedom: rights group

The purchase of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian whose public relations firm lists Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen as a client is a “disaster” for media freedom ahead of a general election, an international rights group said on Monday.

Cambodia’s Last Independent Newspaper in Peril Amid Editorial Concerns Over Sale

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post newspaper saw an exodus of senior staff Monday after the editor-in-chief of the country’s last independent daily was dismissed by the paper’s new owner—a Malaysian investor with reported ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia’s Women Affairs minister criticised after failing to name a female journalist

Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi’s admission last week that she was unable to name a Cambodian woman journalist sparked a minor controversy on social media, with current and former journalists taking to social media to criticise her remarks.

Cambodia’s animators boost services exports despite barriers

Check out the website of Phnom Penh-based animation studio iThinkAsia, and you’ll get a sneak preview of a new film coming to screens in 2018 – “Funan, the New People” by acclaimed French director Denis Do.

Newspaper takeover is ‘staggering blow’ to Cambodia’s free press

Phnom Penh Post was seen as last bastion of independence in media under fire from PM

Phnom Penh Post sold to Malaysian investor

The Phnom Penh Post has been sold to Sivakumar Ganapathy, a Malaysian investor and executive at a public relations firm that has previously done work for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

Australian accused of spying James Ricketson transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia with various health complaints as he awaits trial on espionage charges.

Lack of female journalists in Kingdom has far-reaching effects, report says

Women journalists in Cambodia are underrepresented in their profession, face pressures from family to stay out of the industry and are at risk of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new study released on Thursday, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.

Australian mining magnate sells Cambodia paper

Alarm bells are ringing over Cambodia's media freedom after an Australian mining magnate sold The Phnom Penh Post to a Malaysian investor.

Cambodia’s ‘Last Truly Independent’ Newspaper Sold to Malaysian

Phnom Penh -- Cambodia's English-language daily The Phnom Penh Post was bought by a Malaysian investor, its chairman said on Saturday, amid concerns that...

As Cambodia Marks Press Freedom Day, Journalists Fear Increasing Restrictions

Cambodia is placed 142nd out of 180 countries in this year’s World Press Freedom Index.

Media in Some Asian Nations Worse Off Than a Year Ago on World Press...

Some countries in East and Southeast Asia have little to celebrate on this year’s World Press Freedom Day, with the media worse off than they were a year ago as journalists have faced increased instances of harassment, lawsuits, and even detention.

Judge Forces Facebook to Reveal its Ties to Cambodian Strongman

A California court ruled Monday that Facebook must turn over information about how it works with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the popular strongman accused of using his Facebook popularity to push state propaganda and silence opposition voices.

Vietnam-funded radio station inaugurated in Cambodia

An FM radio station built with non-refundable aid granted by the Vietnamese Government was recently inaugurated in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia.

Endangered Cambodian Journalist Flees to US

Aun Pheap, a veteran Cambodian journalist, has been granted refugee status by the United Nations' refugee agency and has fled to the United States, fearing arrest on charges related to reporting prior to the June 2017 local elections.

Corruption culture and low pay hurting journalism ethics in Cambodia: report

Meagre salaries amid a culture of corruption was the key factor as to why Cambodian journalists interviewed in a recent survey accepted bribes and often failed to act ethically in their jobs, according to new research.

Myanmar, Cambodia See Further Declines in Press Freedoms: Report

Despite two years of rule by a reform-minded political party, the National League for Democracy, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar continues to see a drop in press freedoms, with a six-point drop in ranking over the last year in an annual survey released on Wednesday by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Cambodian Journalist Charged With Incitement Flees Amid Crackdown

A Cambodian journalist charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over his election coverage said on Tuesday that has fled the country fearing arrest and has been given refugee asylum status by the U.N. refugee agency.

Cambodia Daily GM’s lawyer invited for questioning

The lawyer of former Cambodia Daily General Manager Douglas Steele has received an invitation to appear in court on May 9 for questioning in the now-shuttered paper’s tax evasion case.

Freedom of expression online in Cambodia ‘stifled by laws’

Cambodian laws are muzzling online expression, a new regional report launched on Tuesday has found.

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Aussie filmmaker back home after 15 months in Cambodia jail on...

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

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