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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (October – December 2022)

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (October – December 2022)

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.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (July – September 2022)

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (July – September 2022)

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 July-September 2022.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (April – June 2022)

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (April – June 2022)

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 2022.

Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2021

Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2021

CamboJA’s 2021 report on harassment against journalists provides a sobering reminder that the fear of physical violence and imprisonment remains an ever-present part of being an independent journalist in Cambodia.

After releasing our first annual report on harassment against journalists last year, the situation has only gotten worse.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (Jan-Mar) 2022

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 January-March 2022.

Annual Report 2021

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Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (Oct-Dec) 2021

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 2021.

Quarterly Monitoring Report on Journalism Situation in Cambodia (Jul-Sep) 2021

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 related to press freedom and freedom of expression of journalists from July-September 2021.

Annual Report 2019-2020

This report owes much to the strong courage, determination, and inspiration of the founders, board members, executive team, members, and partners who have supported CamboJA to overcome many challenges since […]

Cambodian Journalism Situation Report 2020

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.

Media Coverage of Cambodian Labor Issues: A Study of 11 Media Outlets

With funding support from American Center for International Labor Solidarity, CamboJA conducted a survey on media coverage of Cambodian labor issues from 11 media outlets for the first half of 2020. The results from the study show that 43 percent of stories produced by CamboJA during the first six months of 2020 were labor stories. Over 13 percent of VOD’s news stories published in the same period of time are also labor ones. Meanwhile Post Khmer, BTV, CNC, Fresh News, AKP, CEN, VAYO, Thmey Thmey covered less than 3 per cent, some even less than 1 per cent. The study suggests private and state media should give more space for labor content and all relevant sources should be included in the stories rather than having a single source, usually government or employers.

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Cambodian Journalists

To gauge the impacts of COVID-19 on the journalism profession and journalists’ livelihoods, CamboJA with the support from American Center for International Labor Solidarity conducted a study survey that covers 28 media outlets in Phnom Penh, and 63 respondents (14 women) in August 2020. The survey shows that more than half (58 percent) of surveyed journalists fear legal accusations or arrests related to reporting COVID-19 news. The findings also suggest that some journalists always censor when they report the information related to COVID-19 (42 percent). Concern among journalists about contracting COVID-19 are relatively high, at 41.5 percent. About three-quarters (74.6 percent) of surveyed journalists have decreased in-person contacts during information gathering during the pandemic.
Another challenge is the difficulty in getting information related to COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health (say 60.3 percent).