Ministry to revoke licences of media over fake news

The Information Ministry yesterday warned that it would revoke the licences of print and online media outlets which distribute fake news that endanger national security.

Phos Sovann, director-general of General Department of Information and Broadcasting, said in a Facebook video post that the ministry will strictly implement laws against fake news, and come down hard on outlets which violate the terms of the licences or are not registered with the ministry.

“All websites operating in Cambodia must register with the Ministry of Information and obey the conditions, including strictly using the Kingdom’s KH domain, when publishing news,” he said, noting that the move is aimed at curtailing fake news.

Ly Livsier