United States Agency for Global Media

Independent news blocked in Cambodia ahead of elections

On July 27, two days before the general election, the Cambodian government blocked the Khmer websites of Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.

This blatant disregard for human rights and democratic values is not going unnoticed by the international community.

VOA and RFA provided unparalleled Khmer-language election reporting and made it available on shortwave radio and social media. Our journalists have been threatened, jailed and forced to leave the country. However, we will not stop in our efforts to inform and engage Cambodians through objective and uncensored news and information.


John F. Lansing

Chief Executive Officer and Director

The CEO and Director oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. He provides day-to-day management of USAGM’s operations, including oversight of the technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of other programs.

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