A Statement from U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh on Voice of Democracy

February 13, 2023

We are deeply troubled by the abrupt decision to revoke Voice of Democracy’s (VOD) media license.

A free and independent press plays a critical role in a functioning democracy, providing the public and decisionmakers with facts and holding governments to account.

For more than 20 years, VOD has provided objective, fact-based reporting on issues that serve the interests of the Cambodian people.

We urge Cambodian authorities to revisit this decision.