The editorial staff and translators of French language newspaper Cambodge Soir resigned
July 11 in order to end the ongoing dispute with the paper's directors. The resignation
of 17 journalists and translators came a month after a strike by the staff had halted
publication of the daily paper. According to a press statement, the dispute was sparked
after a reporter had been fired for filing a story on the investigation into illegal
logging by UK-based NGO Global Witness, which had been banned by the Cambodian government.
After two-days of the strike, director Phillipe Monnin allegedly closed the newspaper,