Cambodia’s Election Targets Social Media – CBC The World this Weekend

PHNOM PENH – The government of Cambodia’s new ministerial decree bans “fake news” from social media.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed police will arrest and prosecute Cambodians spreading false information online – such as members of the banned opposition party’s plan to boycott the July 29th elections: dubbed “the clean finger” campaign.

Now it’s monitoring and filtering Cambodians online according to some of the country’s most prominent social media users. Featuring Catherine Harry from A Dose of Cath (pictured); Samoeurth Seavmeng from Politikoffee; and Mory Sar from Cambodia Youth Network.

This story aired on CBC The World this Weekend Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Adam Bemma is a journalist, humanitarian, and media consultant based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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