Statement on Journalists’ Access to Red Zones in Cambodia

6 May 2021 We, the undersigned journalism and media organizations, call on the Ministry of Information to restore the rights of journalists to safely access Phnom Penh’s red zones. A number of independent journalists have demonstrated they are prepared to take the risks and necessary precautions seriously in order to enter the red zones in

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STATEMENT: Drop the Case Against Former Cambodia Daily Journalists

25 February 2021 We, the three undersigned journalists and media organizations, call on the court to speed up the case against former Cambodia Daily journalists Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter. We call on prosecutors to present any evidence they may have that would prove the journalists’ alleged guilt of the crime of “incitement to commit

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Open Letter: Journalists Call on Government to Clarify Latest Directive to the Press

To His Excellency Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Ministry of Information Phnom Penh, 5 February 2021 Dear Excellency, We, the undersigned media organizations and associations, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), the Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association (CamboJA), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) express our deep concerns over the

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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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