Today the Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA) releases “Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2020” – an annual record of reported harassment cases against journalists.
Among many challenges facing Cambodian journalists, the fear of physical violence and legal trouble continues to be a daily part of the job. This report seeks to highlight the frequency of harassment cases against journalists, who are often unfairly targeted for exercising their legal rights and freedoms under both Cambodia’s Constitution and under international law. CamboJA recorded 35 cases of harassment against 72 journalists in 2020. The most common types of harassment against journalists were imprisonment and violence.