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
In order to ensure the important work that journalists do in recording events as they unfold, and holding truth to power, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) wishes to express its solidarity with journalists across the world who face attacks and detention while covering public demonstrations and simply doing their jobs. The anger and
World Press Freedom Day 2020: Cambodia needs journalists who can report freely Phnom Penh, 3 May 2020 On World Press Freedom Day, journalists and press freedom advocates around the world spotlight the indispensable role of a free press in bringing crucial news and information to the public. For the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA) and Overseas
Phnom Penh, April 10, 2020 The Cambodian Journalist Alliance (CamboJA), a membership network of Cambodian journalists, and the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC), an organization that represents foreign correspondents and journalists working in Cambodia, together wish to express their concern regarding the recent arrest of Sovann Rithy. Rithy, the director of TVFB news website,
The Overseas Press Club Cambodia (OPCC) has elected a new board for 2020. At the annual general meeting on February 4, the 2019 board was thanked for its efforts throughout the year. A new board was then elected, with Ate Hoekstra unanimously voted to take on another term as president. The new board is: President:
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) will hold its annual board election on February 4, 2020. All OPCC members are invited and encouraged to join the meeting and to cast their votes to elect the OPCC board for 2020. The meeting location will be announced at a later time.
Former Cambodia Daily journalists Aun Pheap, from Cambodia, and Zsombor Peter, from Canada, face over 2 years in prison in a trial that is starting on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Ratanakiri Provincial Court. Pheap and Peter, both veteran journalists who worked on many major stories, have been charged with ‘incitement to commit a
The OPCC brought together scores of journalists, news watchers and critics to discuss the state of the world’s media coverage of Cambodia.
To mark International Human Right’s Day, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is hosting a panel discussion at Meta House in Phnom Penh.