Europe, which historically has had the freest press in the world and had eight of the freest press sectors in the world, notched the largest decline in its regional indicator.
Aun Pheap, 54, now in the United States, was charged in August last year along with a colleague, Zsombor Peter, a Canadian, after an interview with former opposition members.
The Khmer Rouge leader’s remote final resting place lies all but forgotten, yet many Cambodians cannot escape memories of his rule of terror.
If found guilty, the two former reporters could face up to 15 years in prison.
The Cambodian Senate has long been seen as a rubber stamp body with the balance of power falling with the ruling party and its cronies.
The government added that further steps, such as freezing bank accounts, prohibiting imports and exports and the removal of licenses could also follow.
More than 1,000 Chinese nationals have been arrested and deported from Cambodia since 2012 relating to online scams being run out of Cambodia.
The 92-minute movie, co-directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, will be screened at the 34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 5.
The blossoming friendship between China and the Cambodian government has become so close that a Chinese majority-owned, Khmer Language television station has built studios directly inside the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh.
Khmer Rouge eliminated 90 percent of Cambodia’s artists, but those who survived taught new generations that are advancing traditional arts.
UN intervenes in case of asylum seeker trapped for more than a month in the arrival lounge.
David Chandler saw positive changes in terms of liberalization and democratization when he was concluding the current version of the book, which was last revised in 2007, but in the past decade Cambodia has taken backward steps, he said.