Michael Dickison
A man checks the news on his smartphone. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Groups Push for Regional Front to Hold Social Media Accountable

Advocates from across Southeast Asia on Tuesday alleged social media complicity in state-sponsored propaganda, harassment of activists and antidemocratic censorship as they established a regional civil-society coalition to press for accountability.

Navy commander Tea Vinh (Tea Vinh’s Facebook page)

US Ratchets Up Sanctions Pressure on Cambodia

Overnight, the U.S. sanctioned two more Cambodian military figures, announced a review of Cambodia’s trade benefits, and warned U.S. businesses of exposure to rights-abusing, criminal and corrupt Cambodian entities, as the country had made “no meaningful changes” to repeatedly raised concerns.