Cambodia Press Freedom Day
Funeral of Khem Sambo, 47 yrs, a journalist at pro-opposition paper Moneaksar Khmer. He was killed, together with his 21 yr old son, by a gunman near Olympic Stadium on July 11th. He is the 12th journalist to be killed in Cambodia since 1993. No one was arrested to this day.Among the 12:Mr. Thun Bunly, editor-in-chief of Udom Katte Khmer, shot dead by two people ridding on a motorcycle in Phnom Penh on 18 May 1996.Mr. Leng Sam Ang, editor-in-chief of Kumnit Koun Khmer, was hit and shot by police on 2 January 1997. He survived the attack.Mr. Michael Senior, shot dead by soldiers when he attempted to take pictures of many soldiers who were stealing goods in a market in Phnom Penh on 8 July 1997.Mr. Thong Uy Pang, editor-in-chief of Koh Santepheap, shot in Phnom Penh on 8 June 1998, but he survived the injury. Last year two grenades were thrown into this newspaper’s office.Mr. Chuo Chetharith, reporter of Radio Ta Prum, shot dead by two people riding on a motorcycle, on 18 October 2003.Three other journalists died from violence, cases unsolved – Mr. Tou Chhom Mongkol, editor-in-chief of Antarakum died on 11 June 1994; Mr. Pich Em, technician of National Television of Cambodia in Sihanoukville, died on 5 May 1997; and Mr. Ou Sareoun, a journalist of Samleng Reas Khmer was also killed.