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James Ricketson trial not about espionage, but policing thought

James Ricketson trial not about espionage, but policing thought

The Australian filmmaker has been labelled “a pawn in Cambodia's fierce domestic crackdown”, as press freedom advocates condemn his six-year sentence.

Cambodia at a crossroads after election termed a ‘mockery of democracy’

Cambodia at a crossroads after election termed a ‘mockery of democracy’

The result of this weekend's election is all but assured as a victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen, but what will happen to those standing up for the nation's democratic and human rights ideals?

Media independence in Cambodia takes a nose dive ahead of elections

Media independence in Cambodia takes a nose dive ahead of elections

Major upheavals at Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post highlight a corrupt political and business landscape and a nose-dive for press freedom.

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

Australia stays mute as Cambodia nears point of no return

Fearing a loss at next year's election, Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken increasingly wild moves against human rights organisations, as Australia watches on.

Cambodia slides back to naked dictatorship

Cambodia slides back to naked dictatorship

Arresting the opposition leader on trumped-up charges of treason and closing a dissenting newspaper will cement Hun Sen's grip on power as Cambodia becomes even more autocratic.

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia’s refugees

The disaster of Cambodia, the so-called hope for Australia’s refugees

The political situation in Cambodia has gone from bad to worse. You can bet no more refugees from Nauru will be choosing to relocate there.

Spotlight on Cambodia as it debates returning 13 Vietnamese asylum seekers

Spotlight on Cambodia as it debates returning 13 Vietnamese asylum seekers

Cambodia's treatment of 13 recently arrived Vietnamese asylum seekers will make or break Immigration Minister Scott Morrison's refugee deal.

After years of torture, glimmers of political hope for Cambodia

After years of torture, glimmers of political hope for Cambodia

Opposition political forces against Cambodian PM-cum-dictator Hun Sen are growing. But the Cambodian National Rescue Party has its own problems to be a real hope for a long-tortured people.

Cambodian election: Why the close result matters

Cambodian election: Why the close result matters

The Cambodian People's Party is still in power, but with a majority of just eight seats. Charles Richardson says the outcome of the country's recent election shows democracy is growing stronger.