Cambodia journalist gunned down

July 14, 2008

Magnum snapper John Vink writes about going home to Phnom Penh to discover Khem Sambo, a local journalist, and his son were gunned down in the street,

Today the cremation ceremony took place at the Toul Tompoung pagoda. Sambo is the 12th journalist killed in Cambodia since 1993. link

Radio Australia has more on the killing which comes just two weeks before the country goes to the polls,

So how we can say this election is free? It’s not possible. Free, it means that every single Cambodian can come out, can support any political party [with] no intimidation, no stick, and no vote buying, no carrot. So here they use stick and carrot – a lot of carrot but a lot of stick also. link