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.

As the world celebrated Press Freedom Day on Thursday, the mood among Cambodian journalists was subdued following a months-long crackdown on dissent in the media.

The theme of this year’s event was “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”, and special attention was given to the role of the judiciary in ensuring journalists and media organizations are protected from prosecution for doing their job, according to the United Nations.

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