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Three dump trucks and three excavators dig out the future reservoir in Boeng Tompun I commune on July 21, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Boeng Tompun Houses Demolished, Reporters Obstructed

District authorities deleted photos on reporters’ cameras and made them leave a public area as authorities demolished residents’ homes, allegedly without compensation, near the Boeng Tompun lake development.

Residents set up tents to block bulldozers from clearing rice fields within the new Phnom Penh airport project in Kandal province's Kandal Stung district on May 17, 2021. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Journalist Reporting on New Airport’s Land Dispute Faces Pressure

News publisher Los Seng, of Los Seng News, says he is under pressure over covering land disputes related to Phnom Penh’s new international airport in Kandal province, warned to stop his reporting and told that a case against him was headed to court.

Anachak Khmer news publisher Pran Sean was injured in an attack while he was sleeping outside a temple in Siem Reap province's Svay Loeu district, in a photo posted to Anachak Khmer's Facebook page on March 14, 2021.

Journalist Beaten as He Slept Outside Temple

A Siem Reap-based journalist says he fears he is being targeted by illegal loggers after being beaten at night as he slept in a hammock outside Beng Mealea temple.

Authorities grab a camera during a small protest outside the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on October 23, 2020. (Matt Surrusco/VOD)

Rights Monitors, Journalists Threatened Over Taking Photos at Rally

A Phnom Penh deputy governor was among authorities who harassed rights monitors and journalists, threatening to confiscate their cameras and phones, at a small opposition rally outside the Chinese Embassy on Friday, with a media advocate calling the authorities’ actions “unacceptable intimidation.”