RFA Welcomes Reversal of FM Ban in Cambodia

2013-07-01
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Radio Free Asia issued the following statement in response to the lifting of the ban on FM stations in Cambodia rebroadcasting foreign-produced programming, including RFA’s Khmer Service.

Radio Free Asia is pleased the Cambodian government reversed its recent directive banning foreign radio broadcasts during the entire election period. The free flow of objective news and information is a key pillar of free and fair elections in Cambodia and everywhere. While we welcome this decision we remain concerned over other arbitrary press restrictions during the election period, including a proposed foreign media blackout during the election weekend. We look forward to the remaining press restrictions being removed and the Cambodian people having full access to the accurate information they deserve.