Journalist Covering Labor Strike Threatened With Arrest in Phnom Penh

Description

A foreign journalist for VOD was intimidated and threatened with arrest while he was reporting on labor strike activities in Phnom Penh. On the afternoon of 5 February 2022, the journalist was photographing and filming interactions between authorities and NagaWorld casino strikers in a public space in the capital. Uniformed officers demanded to see original documents and threatened the journalist with arrest if they continued taking photos and video and did not leave the area, compelling the journalist to stop reporting and leave

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
1
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Male
Age
Country
Phnom Penh Capital
Full name or name of group
Unidentified
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Year of incident
2022
Type of incident
Verbal Intimidation