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30 Nov 2015

Matt Bloomberg, Cambodia Daily

Report names Cambodia most dangerous place for environmental reporters, cites killings of journalists covering illegal logging

"Cambodia Most Dangerous Place for Environmental Reporters: Report", 28 Nov 2015

Cambodia is the single most dangerous place in the world to work as an environmental journalist, according to a new report released by the Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders (RSF)…

The report identifies four journalists who were murdered in Cambodia since 2010 while reporting on environmental issues: Taing Try, who was shot in the head by a soldier while investigating illegal logging in Kratie province in 2014; Suon Chan, who was beaten to death by a group of men while reporting on illegal fishing in Kompong Chhnang province, also last year; Hang Serei Odom, who was found in the trunk of his car with an ax wounds to the head after reporting on illegal logging in Ratanakkiri province in 2012; and Chut Wutty, the environmental crusader who was shot by military police while escorting two journalists from The Cambodia Daily to logging sites in Koh Kong province earlier that year…