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Threats against journos spike, National, Phnom Penh Post

14.12.15

Threats against journos spike, National, Phnom Penh Post: In one case highlighted by the CCJ, an Apsara TV journalist got a threatening phone call from the owner of a Siem Reap snooker hall whom he filmed in June as part of a report into a drugs raid in the town. In another, two Voice of Democracy reporters were beaten up and had their cameras smashed by security personnel as they were trying to cover a protest outside Phnom Penh Municipal Hall in August.

The CCJ statement also acknowledged the shady methods sometimes employed by those claiming to be journalists. While the number of journalists arrested this year has leapt – increasing threefold from seven in 2014, to 21 this year – 13 of these cases related to corrupt activities by reporters, the statement says.


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