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.
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.
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.
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.
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.