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Cambodian Journalists in ‘Difficult Situation’ on Global Press Freedom Index


Reporters Without Borders has put Cambodia on a list of countries in a “difficult situation” in its annual Press Freedom Index. Cambodia ranks No. 144 of 180 countries on the index, above China, Iran, Vietnam, Sudan and others. Selphine Halgand, US director for the organization, told reporters in Washington that Cambodian journalists face arrest persecution and murder, in an environment of impunity. A government spokesman rejected the report. (Sok Khemara, Washington)

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