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Name: Law on the Media.
Country: Cambodia
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1995-07-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Human Rights Watch/Asia, Vol. 7, No. 13, pp. 9-15
ISN: KHM-1995-L-42145
Bibliography: Human Rights Watch/Asia, Vol. 7, No. 13, pp. 9-15
English translation English translation Laws and Regulations, Office of the Council of Ministers - Council of Jurists, Cambodia PDF PDF
Texte en français Texte en français Agence intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Droit francophone - Législation (consulted on 2007-05-10)
Laws and Regulations online Laws and Regulations online Bou Nou Ouk and Partners, Phnom Penh, Cambodia PDF (Unofficial English Translation) PDF (Unofficial English Translation) (consulted on 2011-03-14)
Abstract/Citation: Guarantees freedom of the press and of publication in accordance with Articles 31 and 41 of the Constitution. Section 2 guarantees the right to confidentiality of press sources; section 3 prohibits pre-censorship. Section 4 ensures the right to publish official information, unless disclosure of such would threaten national security. Section 12 prohibits the publication of information which "affects national security or political stability"; section 13 prohibits publication of "falsehoods that insult or show contempt for national institutions." Section 17 provides that no person shall own or manage more than two press organs. The number of foreign-owned Khmer language press organs is limited to 20 per cent of the total (section 18). Translation to English.
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