Press Release: OPCC Concerned About the Sale of The Phnom Penh Post

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

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Press Release: OPCC Deplores ‘Espionage’ Charge Against Two Journalists

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

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Saturday Boat Cruise

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.

Press Release: OPCC Concerned About Incitement Charges Against Former Cambodia Daily Reporters

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,

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Press Release: OPCC alarmed with closure of The Cambodia Daily

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

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Press Release: OPCC Concerned About the Possible Shutdown of The Cambodia Daily

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

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Press Release: OPCC Concerned About Charges Facing Foreign Filmmaker

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,

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Press Release: OPCC condemns intimidation of journalist

PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia condemns the intimidation of Cambodia Daily reporter, Zsombor Peter via social media. Last night, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith posted a picture of Peter’s passport to his Facebook page where it remains at the time of writing. He included a note to journalists to make sure they

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