freedom of expression
A district security guard blocks a journalist covering the NagaWorld casino labor dispute on March 15, 2022.

Opinion: Defending the News That’s Fit to Print

Assaults on news media leave a huge gap, too easily filled by social media disinformation. Chaos in information plays out well for autocrats, who are happy to demonize those challenging false narratives, writes Annie Game, director of free expression group IFEX.

Lay Vannak in a photo posted to the Takeo provincial administration website on December 3, 2017

Takeo Governor Murder Case, Journalist Incitement Verdicts Upheld

A former provincial governor and his ex-provincial police deputy brother have had their 13- and 10-year prison sentences for the murder of a mistress upheld by the Supreme Court, which also upheld an incitement conviction against journalist Ros Sokhet.

Sovann Rithy, editor of the TVFB news site, holds up a smartphone at the Phnom Penh Municipal Police Headquarters following his arrest on April 7, 2020. (Phnom Penh Municipal Police)

Stalking the Messenger: Ending Impunity for Illegal Surveillance

Increasingly used as a laser-focused tactic, a weapon to intimidate, instil fear, and paralyse the work of journalists, illegal surveillance puts sources at risk and impedes journalists from providing us with information to expose crime and corruption, and to speak the truth about power.