Reporters questioned by election officials while interviewing vice-president of Candlelight Party
On July 23, 2023, three Cambodian reporters from VOA and CamboJA were questioned by the head of a polling station in Kandal province, while they were interviewing the vice president of the Candlelight Party, Rong Chun.
Sovan Sreypech, a CamboJA reporter, said she and two other reporters from VOA went to cover news at Talon Secondary School polling station in Sa Ang district, Kandal province, where the vice president of the Candlelight Party Rong Chun went to vote.
She said that while interviewing, police asked the head of the polling station about the journalists present at the polling station.
She said the head of the polling station then approached the journalists, and asked where the journalists were from. After questioning, the head of the polling station took pictures of her and the others for a report.
Lip Lip, a reporter from VOA said he went to Talon Secondary School, where it was set up as a polling station. He said the reporters asked permission from the head of the polling station to take picture and interview in the polling station.
He said while interviewing, the head of polling station took pictures of the reporters.