Two online media outlets threatened with of legal action after reporting on land dispute

Description

In October, Pursat Province Department of the Environment warned of legal action against two online media organizations in the province, UMA TV Online News and the Sleuk Rirth Institute.

The Department reported them to the Ministry of Information, in an attempt to force the media outlets to remove unfavorable content. The Department threatened to demand the two organizations pay 100 million riel each if the content were not removed. The Department further alleged that the two organizations had published fake news and had incited others to clear forest land.

Information
Number of attacked persons or entities related to media
2
Do they work as freelance or media?
Yes
Position in media
Status of journalists
Gender
Data not collected
Age
Country
Pursat
Full name or name of group
Unidentified
The name of perpetrator (individual/group)
Pursat Province Department of the Environment
Gender
Attack mention about gender background/sexual wording?
No
Date of incident
Type of incident
Verbal Intimidation
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