Joint Statement: Media groups call on authorities to step up fight against impunity for crimes against journalists

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

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OPCC Calls for Investigation Into Violence Against Journalists

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

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OPCC Stands in Solidarity With Maria Ressa and Reynaldo Santos Jr

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

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OPCC calls for protection of journalists, everywhere in the world

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

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Concerns about Sovann Rithy’s arrest and travel restrictions.

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,

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OPCC elects 2020 board

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:

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February 4, 2020: OPCC annual board election

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.