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In Cambodia, journalists reporting on environmental issues often face intimidation, harassment, and even violence.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (January – March, 2024)

The quarterly report from CamboJA serves as a crucial tool for recording and evaluating trends and developments in the state of press freedom in Cambodia. It includes brief summaries of incidents and news updates related to press freedom over the period of January-March 2024.

Press Release: Rise in legal threats and actions against journalists in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, March 20, 2024 – CamboJA’s 2023 annual monitoring report on the journalism situation in Cambodia reveals a troubling trend, which indicates an increase in legal action or threats against journalists.

Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2023

In 2023, we recorded at least 32 cases of harassment against at least 59 journalists, six were female (the closing of VOD affected 18 including four women journalists). This marks an 8.6% decrease in reported cases from last year, and a 9.3% increase in the number of journalists harassed.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (October – December, 2023)

The quarterly report from CamboJA serves as a crucial tool in recording and evaluating trends and developments in the state of press freedom in Cambodia.
It is part of our ongoing efforts to monitor and advocate for press freedom in
Cambodia. It includes brief summaries of incidents and news updates related
to press freedom, freedom of expression, and freedom from harassment over the period of October–December 2023.

Press Release: New CamboJA study reveals consequences of threats to digital rights and online freedom of expression in Cambodia.

Phnom Penh, November 23, 2023- A new impacts study from CamboJA finds that journalists and active online citizens have serious concerns regarding the state of internet freedom, digital rights, and online safety in Cambodia. Additionally, some even expressed fears of escalating threats to personal safety stemming from the internet.

Impacts of Digital Right Restrictions on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression on the Internet

This is a report that seeks to address both the impacts of digital rights restrictions on press freedom and freedom of expression on the internet in Cambodia, as well as the varying perceptions of independent journalists and citizens regarding the impacts and consequences of digital rights restrictions.

Joint Statement: End impunity for crimes against journalists in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, 2 November 2023 — On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, we, the undersigned civil society organisations, call upon the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to take immediate and concrete action to ensure the effective, independent, and transparent investigation of all crimes committed against journalists and human rights defenders (“HRDs”) in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Joint Statement: Six Organizations in Southeast Asia Condemn Killing of Journalists in Gaza Strip

We, the undersigned Six journalist organizations in Southeast Asia condemn the killing of journalists and other civilians with impunity and see this as fundamental violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws, including the Geneva Conventions. We convey our solidarity for all journalists and media workers working in the Gaza Strip that face high risk in the military operations between Israel and Hamas.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (July – September 2023)

As the government of Cambodia moves to control and censor media outlets, both in print and online, the prevalence of harassment and intimidation of journalists places substantial constraints on journalistic freedom and safely, curbing their ability to report freely and without fear of reprisal.

Government advances censorship of critical news sites in the lead-up to national elections

Phnom Penh, July 18, 2023– We, the undersigned institutions, express serious concern over the government’s decision to block critical media websites and a public database ahead of the national election as a serious violation of the people’s right to information.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (April – June 2023)

This quarterly report from CamboJA is part of our ongoing efforts to monitor and advocate for press freedom in Cambodia. It includes brief summaries of incidents and news updates related to press freedom and freedom of expression of journalists from April-June 2023.

Seven organizations launched pfmsea.org, a platform to monitor press freedom in Southeast Asia on Monday 29 May 2023

This monitoring platform functions to monitor and provide real-time data based on attacks and threats against journalists and media workers covering digital safety, physical safety, and legal safety, including various new regulations that limit press freedom.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (January – March 2023)

This quarterly report from CamboJA is part of our ongoing efforts to monitor and advocate for press freedom in Cambodia. It includes brief summaries of incidents and news updates related to press freedom and freedom of expression of journalists from October-December 2022.

Southeast Asia Press Freedom Groups Condemn the Red Tagging Attacks on NUJP Leaders

We strongly condemn the recent red-tagging and baseless accusations made against members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) by Lorraine Badoy and Jeffrey Celis during their show “Laban Kasama ang Bayan” aired on Wednesday (3/5/23).

Joint Statement: World Press Freedom Day 2023

Phnom Penh, May 2, 2023—The 30th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day is jointly commemorated on 2nd May 2023 in Phnom Penh by over 10 civil society organizations and media association/organizations in collaboration with development partners. This event gathers around 200 participants including journalists, representatives from civil society organizations, youths, and other stakeholders.

Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2022

CamboJA’s 2022 monitoring report on reported harassment against journalists once again offers cause for deep concern. While the reported cases dropped compared to last year, flickers of optimism in those figures were snuffed out by the closure of one of Cambodia’s most prominent independent media outlets at the start of 2023.

Open Letter

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, who work to promote women’s rights and gender equality in Cambodia, acknowledge the will and efforts of the Royal Government of Cambodia in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in various fields, especially in fulfilling the obligations as a State Party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as well as through the implementation of national laws and policies.

Joint Statement: Media and civil society groups deeply disturbed by government’s decision to revoke VOD’s media license and the sexual harassment of a female reporter

Joint Statement: Media and civil society groups deeply disturbed by government’s decision to revoke VOD’s media license and the sexual harassment of a female reporter

Phnom Penh, February 13, 2023 – We, the undersigned media and civil society organizations, are deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order to revoke the license of Voice of Democracy (VOD), one of the last remaining independent media outlets in Cambodia. We also condemn the recent sexual harassment and intimidation of a female VOD journalist.

Joint Statement: Southeast Asia journalists organizations coalition urges an open, thorough investigation into bomb attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor

Joint Statement: Southeast Asia journalists organizations coalition urges an open, thorough investigation into bomb attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor

The coalition of six journalists organizations in Southeast Asia condemns the recent bomb attack targeting senior West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor. The coalition thus urges the Indonesian police to conduct an open and thorough investigation to reveal the
perpetrators and their motives.