The Information Ministry today denied accusations made by Radio Free Asia that the government forced the closure of the radio station, resulting in the termination of its journalists.
The closure of Radio Free Asia has prompted outcry from civil society groups, who warn of stifling freedom of expression.
Radio Free Asia is closing its Phnom Penh office, telling staff their employment contracts are terminated with immediate effect.
NDI has never been part of “civil society”. It was created by the US government, it is funded by the US government and it serves the US government.
Some analysts claim that laws are being used as political tools to silence critics ahead of next year’s national election.
Cambodia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations sends a scathing retort to the claim that press freedom is under attack.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the opposition CNRP and a US senator express concern over government crackdown on critical media and an NGO.
Khieu Kanharith denies the government is trying to shut down critical media outlets.
The Ministry of Information closes down multiple radio stations that have been renting airtime to the opposition CNRP.
The General Department of Taxation reaffirm that two radio outlets, Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, will have to pay tax.
Khieu Kanharith says Radio Free Asia and Voice of America do not need to pay tax.
Voice of America and Radio Free Asia are the latest media outlets to come under government scrutiny over licences and tax.
Royal Academy of Cambodia has denied claims organisation is serving CPP interests.