Media

Opinion: Climate Change Is the Story of Our Time

To open a week of global news coverage concentrated on climate change, this message to journalists warrants repeating. Reporters covering the climate crisis must be more than stenographers of tragedy, writes Kyle Pope.

Sovann Rithy, editor of the TVFB news site, outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on April 8, 2020. (VOD)

News Site Blocked, Journalist Jailed After Quoting Hun Sen

The editor-in-chief of popular online news outlet TVFB was jailed on Thursday on incitement charges in relation to a Facebook post in which he shared remarks made by Prime Minister Hun Sen this week about struggling informal workers.

Prime Minister Hun Sen poses for photos with journalists invited to a ‘solidarity dinner’ in Phnom Penh on January 11, 2019. (Agence Kampuchea Presse)

Hun Sen Says He Wants Constructive Criticism From Media

News media should dare to speak the truth — especially against the “fake news” spread by “the outlawed rebel group and opportunists with foreigners behind them,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a letter to the Cambodian Editor Forum.