885 bet

Media Violation

Between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, CCHR recorded key information pertaining to the state of press freedom in the Kingdom of Cambodia. In particular, CCHR recorded incidents involving media professionals who were targeted in retaliation for their reporting activities. CCHR also drafted legal analyses of developments threatening freedom of the press, including the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of a National Internet Gateway and the draft Access to Information law. Interviews with media actors were also conducted by CCHR. Some of the key information pertaining to the state of press freedom collected by CCHR during the reporting period can be found on this web page. Additional details and information can be found in CCHR’s report “”, in the section pertaining to press freedom.
# of journalists or media involved - LocationNumberCase Detail
1Phnom Penh52Read More
2Takéo16Read More
3Kampong Chhnang15885 bet:Read More
4Siem Reap10Read More
5Kandal10Read More
6Preah Vihear9885 bet:Read More
7Battambang8885 bet:Read More
8Tboung Khmum4885 bet:Read More
9Koh Kong4Read More
10Kampot4Read More
11Banteay Meanchey3885 bet:Read More
12Preah Sihanouk3Read More
13Svay Rieng2885 bet:Read More
14Stung Treng1885 bet:Read More

Definitions and methodology

Definitions: While some categories of media violations൩ are self-explanatory, CCHR provides a definition of the following categories:

  • Attack: violence was used against a media worker in retaliation of their journalistic work, while they were researching, intending to publish or publishing a story, or after the publication of a story;
  • Harassment: a journalist was insulted, excessively monitored, threatened, intimidated or generally prevented from undertaking their journalistic work;
  • Confiscation: a journalist’s material and/or private property was confiscated to prevent their journalistic work;
  • Threat of criminal procedure: a journalist was threatened with criminal charges in the course of them researching or intending to publish a story, or in respect of the content of a story already published.
  • Arrest: a journalist was arrested in the course of them researching or intending to publish a story, or in respect of the content of a story already published;
  • Detention: a journalist was detained in the course of them researching or intending to publish a story, or in respect of the content of a story already published;
  • Forced signature of agreement: a journalist was forced or pressured to sign a document in which they agree to stop their reporting activities with respect to a specific story;
  • Charge: a journalist was charged in the course of them researching or intending to publish a story, or in respect of the content of a story already published;
  • Conviction: a journalist was convicted in respect of the content of a story already published.

Methodology: Data presented in this portal was taken from CCHR’s report “”, in the section pertaining to press freedom. The information contained in this report was compiled using data systematically recorded from several sources. To report on the current situation regarding the rights to freedom of expression, press freedom, and access to information, desk research was conducted to present the international and domestic legal framework pertaining to these rights. A desk review in the form of leg🍷al analyses of the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of a National Gateway (“NIG Sub-Decree”) and of the draft Law on Access to Information (“draft Law on A2I”) was also carried out to assess their compliance with international human rights standards.

The data used in the report was gathered through daily media monitoring and through the collection of incident reports by CCHR’s Fundamental Freedoms and Monitoring Project (“FFMP”). This data was complemented with additional data recorded by the ARC and FoEX projects whenever needed. The report also includes case studies on key violations of freedom of expression, press freedom, and access to information, for which information was gathered from available internet sources.