Press Freedom
Protesters block National Road 5 near the border of Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces in a second protest on May 11, 2021. (Khut Sokun/VOD)

Land Protesters Block Road as Reporter’s Equipment Confiscated

Hundreds of Kampong Chhnang residents blocked a national road in Pursat province on Tuesday so they could resume farming on land they say they have tended for decades, as authorities confiscated a recorder and deleted photos belonging to a VOD reporter covering the protest.

Aun Pheap, a former Cambodia Daily reporter, at his desk in the newsroom in Phnom Penh on September 3, 2017, when staff produced the final issue of the newspaper (Ben Woods)

Trial Date for Ex-Cambodia Daily Reporters Set for Christmas

The first hearing in a trial against two former Cambodia Daily journalists is scheduled for December 25, more than two years after they were accused of incitement over their reporting in Ratanakiri province ahead of the 2017 commune elections, their lawyer and a court clerk said on Friday.