Phnom Penh, February 13, 2023 – We, the undersigned media and civil society organizations, are deeply disturbed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order to revoke the license of Voice of Democracy (VOD), one of the last remaining independent media outlets in Cambodia. We also condemn the recent sexual harassment and intimidation of a female VOD
The OPCC is saddened to learn that Jose Rodriguez T. Señase, a long-serving journalist and member of the OPCC, passed away on Feb. 1, 2023 at the age of 41. Jose will be remembered by Cambodia’s journalist community as a smiling, friendly face – a frequent sight at OPCC events – and a hard-working, prolific
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia is greatly saddened to hear of the death of distinguished American journalist Nate Thayer, who had struggled with illness in recent years. He was 62 when he died this week. As soon as the United Nations put peacekeepers on the ground in Cambodia, journalists from around the world arrived
Phnom Penh, 14 November 2022 — We, the undersigned journalists’ organizations, are calling on the Ministry of Information to clarify why journalists from news outlets VOD and VOA were denied access to a government press conference with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday, November 13, while dozens of other journalists were permitted entry. Earlier that
Phnom Penh, 2 November 2022 — On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, we, the undersigned journalists’ groups and civil society organizations, call on Cambodian authorities to prosecute crimes committed against journalists, and to stop committing them. As the nation prepares to welcome foreign heads of state, diplomats and international media
We, the undersigned press freedom, human rights and civil society groups, condemn the recent violence, arbitrary detention and intimidation of five journalists and four activists by officers from the prime minister’s bodyguard unit (BHQ) in Phnom Tamao forest.