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Stories about Cambodia

11 August 2019

Cambodia reduces number of public holidays to attract jobs, but activists are concerned it could undermine democracy

"Omitting the Paris Peace Agreement and Human Rights days from the public-holiday list reflects that the government is unwilling to promote democracy any longer."

9 August 2019

Netizen Report: Journalists are under fire from Cambodia to Cuba — and beyond

Advox

Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.

17 July 2019

Cambodian activists arrested for commemorating the anniversary of political analyst Kem Ley's death

"The accusation that a peaceful gathering merits a prison sentence is a serious and systematic threat to the little remaining space left for freedom of expression in the country."

27 June 2019

What will it take to combat digital authoritarianism in Southeast Asia?

The Bridge

"Applied to the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia, digital authoritarianism refers to how the internet has been weaponized in aid of existing authoritarian regimes."

23 March 2019

Deprived of citizenship, the Vietnamese of Cambodia live on the edge of society

“They tell us to go back to Vietnam. They say we fish everything and leave nothing for them. They tell us to go home. They don’t want us here.”

4 January 2019

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong

Rising Voices

"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."

24 July 2018

Cambodia’s ‘clean finger’ campaign urges voters to boycott ‘sham’ election

"No #CNRP, no real #election! No voting, no dirty finger!"

3 July 2018

Cambodia's government claims upcoming election will be free, fair and plural—but civil society says otherwise

The government has dissolved the main opposition party, placed restrictions on election observers, expanded its control of the internet and social media, and filed tax charges against critical media outlets,

15 June 2018

Netizen Report: New rules in Cambodia and Tanzania force independent media to quiet down — or shut down altogether

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

9 May 2018

Cambodia's last independent news site sold to PR firm that worked for the ruling party

Advox

"Our editor-in-chief was fired because he stood up for independent journalism and refused to take down an article shedding light on our new publisher."

14 April 2018

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia's Mekong are struggling to survive

The Bridge

For young parents from Cambodia's Cham fishing community, the river-based lifestyle led by their ancestors for 4,000 years is beginning to lose some of its appeal.

14 November 2017

Facebook's ‘Explore Feed’ Experiment Is Hurting Small Businesses, NGOs, and Political Groups in Cambodia

Advox

"By slicing news out of people’s feeds....Facebook has cut off a source of information for millions of Cambodians."

13 October 2017

‘Are We Still in the Stone Age?’ Cambodians Express Disappointment as Government Bans ‘Kingsman’ Movie Sequel

"This is ludicrous, I can't believe these so-called experts could not distinguish between fiction and reality."

6 September 2017

Cambodia Daily Closes Down After Government Threatened It with Hefty Tax Bill

Advox

"Cambodia lost a significant aspect of its media diversity. It lost a training ground for a generation of Khmer journalists. It lost a beacon of free speech."

27 August 2017

Cambodia Shutdown of Media Outlets: Tax and Licensing Issue or Censorship?

Advox

"It appears that the Cambodian government has been using legal technicalities to hide behind its real aim of silencing independent voices."

16 August 2017

Global NGOs Call for the Release of Cambodian Land Rights Activist Tep Vanny

“Even though I am in jail, I am handcuffed and I am wearing prison uniform, the reality is that I am forever innocent.”

25 July 2017

A Final Glimpse of Cambodia’s Iconic Phnom Penh White Building Before Its Demolition

The Cambodian government plans to build a multipurpose complex in the land occupied by the iconic White Building in the capital city.

18 May 2017

#FreeThe5KH Campaign Seeks Release of Five Detained Human Rights Activists in Cambodia

The five have been recognized as among the finalists in the prestigious Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2017.

7 April 2017

Southeast Asian Leaders Use ‘Fake News’ to Justify Tighter Media Laws and Intimidate Their Critics

Advox

Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".

31 March 2017

The CIA's Online Museum Offers a Glimpse of US Military Intervention in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region where U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War led to the expansion of the CIA’s paramilitary operations in Laos and Cambodia.