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Reporters Without Borders Says Cambodia Media Freedoms Plummeted in 2018

At least 14 journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1992, according to Reporters Without Borders.

“Worried by the prospect of losing the July 2018 general elections after more than 30 years in power, Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a pre-emptive war against the media in which around 30 radio stations were silenced and Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper that had helped to nurture Cambodia’s fragile democracy, was forced to close,” it said. “The last bastion of the independent press, the Phnom Penh Post, was bought by a Malaysian businessman with ties to the Cambodian government in May 2018.”

The report added that as a result of the crackdown Cambodians could largely only access new from government-approved media outlets.

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