Phnom Penh, 3 May 2023 (TDI): Under the nation’s Constitution and Press Law, Prime Minister Hun Sen emphasized the Royal Government’s continuous dedication to defending free speech and press freedom.
Cambodia’s media industry has proudly developed due to this dedication, according to Hun Sen’s message on World Press Freedom Day on May 3.
Still, the caliber and accountability of journalists must be considered despite this development and the substantial number of news organizations and reporters in the nation today.
According to him, the media is a two-edged sword that contributes to national prosperity through journalists’ involvement in political stability, peacekeeping, and national development.
It can also cause social unrest by disseminating false information, fake news, and provocative information produced by a few opportunists masquerading as journalists, which can harm the nation’s interests and dignitaries.
In addition, the Prime Minister thanked all media outlets and journalists for their dedication in the face of the COVID-19 situation and the broader political and economic crises.
“Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom to express oneself as a driving force of other human rights” is the theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom Day celebration.