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Cambodia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Cambodia. According to Freedom House, elections are "conducted under repressive conditions and the opposition faces serious legal and physical harassment". With the wide access to media, the opposition is a widespread movement and so hope for a more balanced future is not lost. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Southeast Asia’s Autocrats Create An Alliance Against Democracy
Myanmar’s opposition has harshly criticized the leader of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen, for attempting to legitimize the ruling junta.
Cambodia Charges Environmentalists With Insulting King
Activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth, and Yim Leanghy, were arrested last week for photographing rubbish flow into a municipal river.
Repressive Prison Terms For Former Cambodia Opposition Leaders
Recent jail sentences for exiled senior leaders of the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party are disproportionate, UN experts.
Cambodia expands internet censorship and control
Cambodia’s National Internet Gateway will enable increased state online surveillance, censorship, and control of the internet.
Cambodia: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech
Cambodia is arresting people for expressing concerns about COVID-19’s impact in Cambodia and claiming they are spreading so-called “fake news”.
“Democracy without competition? The fall & rise of Cambodia’s opposition”
Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday he was ready to go to jail or die for restoring democracy in Cambodia, vowing to return home on Nov. 9.
China Model promotes ‘authoritarian modernism’ in East Asia?
Democracy has regressed in much of Asia though there are notable exceptions like Malaysia and Taiwan. Post looks at role of China in these developments.
Cambodia Press Freedom: Bogus Espionage Charges Meant to Silence Two Journalists
Cambodia’s democracy continues to nosedive as authorities levy politically motivated bogus espionage charges against two journalists meant to silence them.
How Politics Pushes Cambodian Musicians Into Self-Censorship
Case illustrates a trend where the government’s attempts to intimidate and criminally charge Cambodians for expressing dissent has increased significantly.