PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is concerned about the conviction of an Australian filmmaker and humanitarian who was sentenced to six years in prison for espionage on August 31. James Ricketson, 69, was first arrested for flying a drone above a rally of a now-dissolved opposition party in June 2017. He
PHNOM PENH – The OPCC is concerned about the sale of The Phnom Penh Post to a Malaysian investor whose PR company is connected to Prime Minister Hun Sen. Buyer Sivakumar Ganapathy said he would maintain the paper’s independence in a statement reported in The Phnom Penh Post. However, we feel that the connection with
PHNOM PENH – The OPCC is alarmed at the continuing attacks on free press in Cambodia. The latest is the charging of two journalists, Yeang Socheameta and Oun Chhin, on Nov. 18, with espionage when literally no evidence has been presented. They are currently being held in Correctional Centre 1, which is notoriously overcrowded and
Meta House, 4pm, November 25, 2017 The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) will hold its annual meeting to elect a new board on November 25 at 4pm at Meta House on Sothearos Blvd Phnom Penh. All members welcome. All those who wish to join can do so on the day. Food and drink provided.
This one is for our Khmer colleges, many of whom are looking for work after the recent closing of The Cambodia Daily. Join us for drinks and camaraderie on the Mekong river. Meeting location is Brown Coffee riverside at 3:30. Drinks by donation or BYOB. Spread the word.
PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia has serious concerns about the charges of “incitement to commit a felony” leveled against fellow journalists Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, who were reporting on the 2017 commune elections in Rattanakiri province. The charges come following complaints from Rmam Yout, a commune chief in Rattanakiri province,
PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia is dismayed with the sudden closure of The Cambodia Daily. Cambodia has often been praised for its vibrant press, with two English publications and several Khmer-language ones going about the often messy business of battling for public ideas. Taken together with the silencing of 19 radio
With the possible closure of the Cambodia Daily and the looming redundancy of our colleagues, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia is calling a town hall meeting for all journalists followed by informal drinks. Please come to share your thoughts and ideas about the current situation in Cambodia Please come to support your colleagues. The
PHNOM PENH – The OPCC is disturbed by the levelling, by the Cambodian Government, of a huge tax bill on the Cambodia Daily – a newspaper published since 1993. The $6.3 million bill, calculated by the Tax Department, will force the paper to close if they do not pay by Sept. 4. Due process has
PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia is concerned about the arrest of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was charged with spying on June 9. Ricketson was arrested on June 2 for flying a drone over an opposition rally ahead of the recent commune elections. He was detained without charge for six days,