6 May 2021 We, the undersigned journalism and media organizations, call on the Ministry of Information to restore the rights of journalists to safely access Phnom Penh’s red zones. A number of independent journalists have demonstrated they are prepared to take the risks and necessary precautions seriously in order to enter the red zones in
3 May 2021 To mark World Press Freedom Day, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is today recognizing the vital services journalists undertake across Cambodia and the difficulties they endure. From daily news to months-long investigations, spanning celebrity updates to accounts of pain and injustice, journalists work to provide readers the latest information and
25 February 2021 We, the three undersigned journalists and media organizations, call on the court to speed up the case against former Cambodia Daily journalists Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter. We call on prosecutors to present any evidence they may have that would prove the journalists’ alleged guilt of the crime of “incitement to commit
To His Excellency Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Ministry of Information Phnom Penh, 5 February 2021 Dear Excellency, We, the undersigned media organizations and associations, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), the Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) express our deep concerns over the
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) has elected a new board for 2021. During these unprecedented times, OPCC board members decided to hold the annual elections online due to imposed Covid-19 restrictions after the “November 28 Community Event”. All members were sent an online voting form and the results are now in. The new
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) invites members and potential members to come to the annual board election of the OPCC on Thursday, December 17. During this election we will elect the OPCC board members of 2021. The voting will take place at Cloud Bar on Street 9 in Phnom Penh, starting at 7PM.
Phnom Penh, November 2, 2020 — On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA), the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) express our deep concern over systems which rarely bring perpetrators of crimes against journalists
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) will hold its annual board election on December 3rd, 2020. All OPCC members are invited and encouraged to join the meeting and to cast their votes to elect the OPCC board for 2021. The meeting location will be announced at a later time.
Phnom Penh — On September 28, a group of four Cambodian journalists from PMN News, Chakrapop News and Eysan Post were attacked in Tbong Khmum province, according to a report by local news outlet CamboJA. First their car was battered; then they were chased by their assailants. Their car was run off the road, and
Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor at Rappler, and former staffer Reynaldo Santos Jr were found guilty of “cyber libel” on June 15, 2020 in the Philippines. Human rights organizations and press freedom groups have called the verdict a politically motivated act against Rappler, which has critically covered President Rodrigo Duterte’s“war on drugs”, and Ressa