The development of the media in Cambodia was profoundly affected, like almost everything in the country, by the human and infrastructural catastrophe of the period of unrest that culminated in the Khmer Rouge regime in the mid-1970s. A United Nations–led rebuilding process in the 1990s led to strong growth in the sector and a modern media environment, which is quickly evolving from more traditional forms of print and broadcast media into a greater diversity of digital platforms. However, this progress has been undermined by an increasingly repressive press climate, which has resulted in a significant reduction in independent press outlets and freedom of information. This has led to increased concerns that the progress that Cambodia has been making in terms of poverty reduction, education, and ...

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