The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Cambodian government's move to block news websites ahead of yesterday's national elections and called for an end to the state's censorship and harassment of the media.
Independent media sites taken offline for 48 hours as Cambodians prepare to vote on Sunday in a controversial election.
With authoritarianism on the rise, does an independent media have a future?
Reuters could not open the websites of Radio Free Asia Khmer, Voice of America Khmer and Voice of Democracy on Friday.
More "fake news" legislation is on the way.
Chinese State-Linked Hackers in Large Scale Operation to Monitor Cambodia’s Upcoming Elections, Report Says
The emails were believable. An interview request for a member of the opposition. An article sent to a government official. A conference invitation for a journalist. But each one a hacking attempt designed to lure the recipient.
Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has apologized for disrespectful comments about Cambodia’s long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a trial in which he stands accused of espionage and faces 10 years in jail if convicted.
The government’s efforts to regulate fake news have raised concerns amid a wider campaign to suppress dissent as elections approach.
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.”
This statement was originally published on cchrcambodia.org on 8 June 2018.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party figures have labeled those participating in the boycott as “traitors”.
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.
With elections approaching in July, Cambodia’s National Election Committee has published a set of plans intended to monitor and control online news.
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.
James Ricketson granted trial delay he asked for after telling judge it was not clear he had been indicted.
Sitting alone in the dock wearing a tatty orange jump suit, James Ricketson turns around to give the press in the courtroom a wearied...
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 James Ricketson will stand trial this Friday, facing espionage charges that carry a possible 10-year prison sentence.
A group of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has criticized a Cambodian government working group set up to monitor and “control” online news.