UN rights envoy raises concerns over controversial internet gateway law

UN special envoy Vitit Muntarbhorn speaks at a high-level webinar on press freedom, Phnom Penh, May 27, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

In his first speech since taking office in May, the UN’s newly appointed special rapporteur to Cambodia, Vitit Muntarbhorn, raised concern over a new law creating a national internet gateway and over any form of control over media or online access.