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Australian Filmmaker Still in Cambodian Prison on Espionage Charges

In a week that saw two journalists accused of espionage released on bail and four jailed land rights activists pardoned completely in Cambodia, filmmaker James Ricketson remains imprisoned after what had been expected to be the final day of his trial.

RFA Journalists Accused of Treason Released on Bail After Nine Months Behind Bars

According to an order issued Tuesday evening by Judge Pich Vicheathor, the two journalists will be freed on bail but will have stringent conditions placed on their release.

‘There’s been no evidence presented against me’: The emotional plea made by an Australian...

An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing five to ten years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified on Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families.

Australian director James Ricketson a good man, Cambodian court told

The Australian film-maker and alleged spy James Ricketson is a good man who helps the poor and is not involved in politics, a Phnom Penh court has been told.

Cambodian Political Commentator Kim Sok Released After Serving 18-Month Prison Term

Cambodian political commentator Kim Sok was released from prison on Friday morning after serving an 18-month jail term for “defamation” and “incitement to cause social disorder,” and was quick to slam the country’s ruling party for using “tricks” to obtain a victory in last month’s general election.

James Rickeston: Cambodia trial of Australian director begins – video

The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.

CPJ condemns pre-election news censorship in Cambodia

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.

Cambodia blocks 17 media websites before vote

Independent media sites taken offline for 48 hours as Cambodians prepare to vote on Sunday in a controversial election.

Cambodia Eviscerates Its Free Press—And the Whole Region Suffers

With authoritarianism on the rise, does an independent media have a future?

Cambodia Blocks Some Independent News Media Sites: Rights Group

Reuters could not open the websites of Radio Free Asia Khmer, Voice of America Khmer and Voice of Democracy on Friday.

Cambodian Government Latest To Stifle Press With ‘Fake News’ Legislation

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.

Australian filmmaker apologizes to Cambodia PM ahead of espionage trial

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.

What’s Behind Cambodia’s War on Fake News?

The government’s efforts to regulate fake news have raised concerns amid a wider campaign to suppress dissent as elections approach.

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.

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