Dear All, As we head into Khmer New Year this April, take a moment to relax and get your head on straight – because as soon as the holidays are over the media will be heading into tumultuous territory with the upcoming commune elections on June 4. With the passage of the political parties law
The detention of four students for trying to screen an Al Jazeera documentary about slain analyst Kem Ley this week is an act of media censorship. The students, from the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association, were released four hours later, according to reports in The Cambodia Daily and Phnom Penh Post, after signing an agreement
Dear Journalists, A big thanks to everyone who came to our booze cruise which went off without a hitch except for Sam Rainsy’s resignation announcement which made everyone’s phones go off at once. Besides that, it was a fun event with a beautiful sunset and cold beers. The OPCC recently released a statement expressing concern
PRESS RELEASE PHNOM PENH – The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia is deeply concerned about the defamation case brought against BBC correspondent, Jonathan Head in Thailand. In Thailand, like Cambodia, defamation is a criminal offence rather than a civil one. The threshold in both countries is much lower for parties to bring cases against
Dear All, I was in a village in Takeo last weekend visiting some Cambodian friends and we talked about some important issues for the upcoming elections. I was struck by the deep anger they felt over landgrabs and wondered how they might channel that come election time. What’s certain is that it’s a dwindling population
The Overseas Press Club Christmas barbecue will be held at Luke’s house next Saturday, December 10 from 3pm onwards, just like last year. Please come along when you can, House 9, Street 830 Phnom Penh, next door to Samai Distillery. Bring food, beer, wine, something, yourself, friends, important others.