21 journalists harassed in past three months, reports CamboJA

A journalist in the field covering a press conference held by villagers during an ongoing land dispute at the site of the massive planned airport in Kandal province on September 4, 2021. Photo Supplied

As the rest of society eases from pandemic restrictions, many Cambodian journalists are facing a tightening press landscape.

Information Ministry advisor stripped of position, news outlet license

The Information Ministry revoked a journalist association and news license from Prum San last week, who was also fired as a ministry advisor. Panha Chhorpoan

An Information Ministry advisor was fired from his position, and a journalist association and Facebook news page he runs had their licenses revoked after he posted a picture of a packaged golf kit which he mistook for the first person to die from COVID-19.

Government alleges misconduct among journalists, greenlights legal action

The Ministry of Information on Monday pushed for legal proceeding against journalists it claimed were spreading fake news or behaving unethically. Panha Chhorpoan

The Information Ministry threatened legal action against journalists it claimed were spreading fake news or engaging in unethical behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, a warning that comes amid persistent persecution of journalists in the country.