Press Release: OPCC to Host “Women in Journalism” roundtable discussion on Thursday 7th March at Cloud (St 9), 7pm

PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is proud to host a roundtable discussion this Thursday (March 7) on the subject of “Women in Journalism” ahead of International Women’s Day. A study carried out last year by the Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, Sweden, found that women are under-represented in newsrooms

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Press Release: OPCC Expresses Concern About the Imprisonment of James Ricketson for Espionage

PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is concerned about the conviction of an Australian filmmaker and humanitarian who was sentenced to six years in prison for espionage on August 31. James Ricketson, 69, was first arrested for flying a drone above a rally of a now-dissolved opposition party in June 2017. He

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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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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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