People in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Editorial credit: Benjamin Tillotson / Shutterstock.com

Cambodia

Cambodia’s political system has been dominated by Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for more than three decades. While the country conducted semicompetitive elections in the past, the 2018 elections were held in a severely repressive environment. Since then, Hun Sen’s government has maintained pressure on opposition party members, independent press outlets, and demonstrators with intimidation, politically motivated prosecutions, and violence.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Cambodia Country Report

Cambodia is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. 

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net — Cambodia Country Report

Cambodia is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.