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Restricting Critical Voices on Cambodian Airwaves

Published on September 9, 2017

Radio is a major source of public information for people living in rural parts of Cambodia where Internet access is less common.

In late August 2017, Cambodian authorities ordered the closure of 32 FM radio frequencies across 20 provinces.

The shutdown particularly hit stations relaying independent Khmer-language news: Radio Free Asia (RFA), Voice of America (VOA) and the Cambodian non-profit, Voice of Democracy (VOD) were all taken off the air.

The frequencies impacted and visualized in this map are as follows:

Banteay Meanchey
88.25FM
88.30FMStung Khiev
93.25FMMoha Nokor
Battambang
90.25FMKlang Moeung
93.25FMSarika
98.75FM
105.00FM
106.25FMMoha Nokor
Kampong Cham
99.70FMKampong Cham Radio
Kampong Chhnang
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Kampong Speu
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Kampong Thom
88.50FM
93.75FMMoha Nokor
100.25FM
Kampot
88.70FMKon Khmer
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Kandal
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Kep
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Oddar Meanchey
90.25FMKiri Kang Dek
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Pailin
93.75FMMoha Nokor
Phnom Penh
93.50FMMoha Nokor
106.70FMSarika
Preah Sihanouk
88.50FM
Prey Veng
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Pursat
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Siem Reap
93.25FMMoha Nokor
95.50FMAngkor Ratha
Stung Treng
106.50FM
Svay Rieng
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Takeo
93.50FMMoha Nokor
Tbong Khmum
93.50FMMoha Nokor

⁠⁠⁠The shutdown coincided with the forced closure of The Cambodia Daily, a respected bilingual newspaper.

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