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Journalist Kao Piseth being questioned at the Battambang provincial military police office. Photo posted on the national military police's Facebook page.

Online journalist charged with the incitement after criticizing Chinese vaccines

An online news journalist in Battambang province was arrested and charged with incitement to commit a felony this week after publicly criticizing the government’s use of Chinese-made vaccines to inoculate the population against COVID-19. The arrest brings the number of journalists arrested in 2021 for their reporting about the government’s response to the pandemic to four.