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.
Photojournalist Covering Labor Protest Shoved, Harassed in Phnom Penh
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) condemns the recent harassment, intimidation and shoving of a foreign journalist while he was photographing a labor protest in Phnom Penh. The incident marks the fourth documented violation of press freedom in Cambodia that involved a foreign journalist covering NagaWorld union protests since December 2021.
Journalist Covering Labor Strike Threatened With Arrest in Phnom Penh
CCIM and OPCC condemn the recent harassment, intimidation and threat of arrest of a foreign journalist while they were reporting on labor strike activities in Phnom Penh. The incident marks the latest documented violation of press freedom in Cambodia.
OPCC Stands With Board Member Gerald Flynn
Following the publication of false information about independent journalist Gerald Flynn, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) affirms that Flynn is a freelance journalist who works in Cambodia for local and international news outlets.
OPCC: Investigate Reported Death in Custody of Myanmar Photojournalist
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) is alarmed by reports of the death of Myanmar photojournalist Soe Naing in military custody. We condemn authorities’ use of violence and incarceration against journalists.
OPCC Announces New Board for 2022
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) has elected a new board for 2022.
The 2021 OPCC board held annual elections last week on 9 December, with former president and lifetime member Luke Hunt facilitating the vote. Seven candidates stood unopposed for the available positions.