The report noted that the government’s crackdown on fundamental freedoms hindered public participation and undermined the advancement of democracy in Cambodia.
CCIM media director Ith Sotheouth described ‘Kamnotra’ as “an important and needed platform in a news-starved environment.”
The statement urged the Cambodian government to ensure a free, safe, and secure environment for journalists and news outlets.
Cambodia: Media and civil society groups condemn government’s decision to revoke VOD’s media license
Media and civil society groups have criticized the government’s revocation of the media license of Voice of Democracy (VOD), one of the last remaining independent media outlets in Cambodia.
The regional conference was themed “Strengthening collaboration, defending press freedom in Southeast Asia”.
Since 1994, at least 15 journalists have been killed in Cambodia. Harassment and crimes against journalists remain worryingly high this year.
The violence and detentions of five VOD journalists and four activists came just days after the Phnom Tamao forest underwent massive deforestation, losing one quarter of the roughly 2,000-hectare site in about one week.
A new report includes the work of the Cambodian Center for Independent Media which covers the media landscape in Cambodia, and the impact of the National Internet Gateway on digital freedom.
Civil society groups have signed a statement asking Cambodian authorities to revoke the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway, which could broaden the government’s censorship capabilities.
Around 26 organizations, press associations, journalists, and civil society groups have organized an activity and released a statement in time for World Press Freedom Day highlighting the campaign for press freedom and the reforms needed to uphold freedom of expression in the country.
Cambodia’s information ministry withdrew the licenses of three media outlets after they published reports exposing corruption involving the country’s political and economic elites.
51 groups in Cambodia have signed a statement deploring the harassment and intimidation carried out by authorities against the striking workers of NagaWorld who are mostly women.
A foreign journalist was harassed by authorities while reporting on the ongoing labor strike at NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh.
In a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights and ARTICLE 19 highlight the declining situation for freedom of expression, information, and assembly in Cambodia.