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.
One significant development we have monitored this quarter is the arrest of two journalists covering land protests in Kampot province. Police accused the reporters of incitement to disturb social security and malicious denunciation, however Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said “Arresting them is wrong, it is arbitrary.”
CamboJA observed 4 incidents related to the violation of journalists’ rights to free expression during this quarter. Also in this report, we have compiled updates on fake news, online surveillance and gender-sensitive reporting guidelines.