Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 14 – The spokesperson of the Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is utterly dismayed at and squarely dismisses the politically-driven, prejudiced and biased concerns of some foreign embassies as to the revoked license of a foreign-funded media outlet in Cambodia.
"A purported "free and independent press" is not a license to break the law with impunity. Independence cannot be divorced from responsibility and accountability. To claim that the organization offers fact-based reporting is both unfounded and prejudiced. The truth is it engaged in spreading fake news and fabricating Cambodia's internal affairs on humanitarian assistance delivery. The move against an unprofessional media outlet does not undermine the vibrant press freedom in the kingdom, but contributes to the strengthening of profession of journalism," according to the statement seen by Fresh News on Tuesday (Feb 14).
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