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BBG Welcomes Lifting of Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia, Urges Complete Media Freedom

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the decision by the Cambodian government this weekend to lift its ban on Khmer-language programming from overseas ahead of the July 28 national elections, but called for continued international vigilance regarding remaining restrictions on media in Cambodia both before Read more »

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BBG Condemns Foreign Media Ban in Cambodia

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors has condemned a directive issued by the Cambodian government that forbids the broadcasting of all foreign programming for 31 days prior to the July 28 election. The directive affects all FM radio stations broadcasting Radio Free Asia and Voice of Read more »

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Cambodian Activist Mam Sonando Tells VOA He Won’t Give in to Pressure

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cambodian activist and independent radio station owner Mam Sonando, who was recently released from jail, told VOA Monday that Beehive Radio will continue to air stories on sensitive subjects, despite pressure from authorities. Speaking in Washington on the Cambodian language program, Hello Read more »

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BBG Governor Offers Support to RFA Office in Cambodia

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During a personal trip to Southeast Asia, BBG Governor Victor Ashe stopped by the Radio Free Asia office in Phnom Penh to check on operations and offer support to the staff and journalists there. “We salute you, and we recognize and appreciate the risks you Read more »

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BBG Welcomes the Release of Mam Sonando

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors welcomed the news that Cambodian activist and independent radio executive Mam Sonando was freed from prison today. “This courageous advocate for a more open society was jailed on trumped-up charges, but at least he is now free,” Read more »

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BBG Gov. Ashe in Cambodia

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe meets with broadcasters in Cambodia

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with broadcasters, human rights activists, U.S. officials and a jailed radio station chief during a recent visit to Cambodia. Ashe, who serves as Vice Chairman of the board of Radio Free Asia (RFA), spent two and a half fully-packed working Read more »

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Cambodian Opposition Leaders Visit VOA

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Cambodian opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha discussed the merger of their two parties during an interview Wednesday at Voice of America headquarters in Washington. Rainsey told VOA Khmer Service reporter Pov Sok, “We will present a political platform that will take the best Read more »

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BBG Decries Cambodian Government Cancellation of VOA, RFA Coverage During National Election

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Washington, DC — The Broadcasting Board of Governors today condemned the Cambodian Ministry of Information’s decision to force FM stations to stop airing election programming from Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America. The ministry prohibited five affiliate stations in Cambodia from running Khmer-language Read more »

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