World Press Freedom Day 2024

  • 03/05/2024
  • Publications > Press Releases

CSOs call upon the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) to prioritize the following requests:

  1. Ensure an environment, both online and offline, that is free, safe, and secure for journalists and news outlets to fulfill their professional duties without constraints or apprehension, particularly when it comes to reporting on environmental issues;
  2. Stop all forms of harassment against media houses and journalists who report on “sensitive” social issues;
  3. Stop employing restrictive criminal provisions to unfairly prosecute journalists for carrying out their legitimate duties;
  4. Expedite the adoption of a draft Law on Access to Information that aligns with international standards, and ensure its rigorous implementation;
  5. Engage in open consultations with relevant stakeholders to discuss amendments to the Law on the Press;
  6. Combat gender-based violence targeting female journalists and take the necessary measures to increase female representation within the journalism sector.