Gov’t says journalist groups “interfering” in Cambodia Daily incitement case

The two former Cambodia Daily reporters, charged with incitement, worked at the hard-hitting newspaper before it was forced to close in 2017 after being presented an exorbitant tax bill.CamboJA/Pring Samrang

Government officials said civil society calls for dropping charges against two former Cambodia Daily reporters in a 2017 incitement case was tantamount to interfering with court procedures.

Case against Cambodia Daily reporters withdrawn but press freedom attacks persist

Incitement charges against former Cambodia Daily reporters Aun Pheap (above) and Zsombor Peter for reporting a story in Ratanakkiri province in 2017 were dropped on Tuesday after the plaintiff withdrew the complaint.

Former Cambodia Daily reporter Aun Pheap is relieved that an incitement case against him and reporting colleague Zsombor Peter was withdrawn by a Ratanakkiri plaintiff this week. The reporting pair – well known for their investigative stories on illegal logging and other environmental issues – were in the province’s Pate commune in June 2017 to […]

Judge’s absence leads to delay in Cambodia Daily reporters’ hearing

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court on Wednesday delayed a hearing into an incitement case against two former Cambodia Daily journalists, without setting a new date, because one of three judges involved in the case was overseas.