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Kingdom’s internet ‘partly free’

Cambodia's internet freedom has been ranked as “partly free” for the second year in a row, according to a report released by a watchdog on Friday.

The Kingdom scored 47 out of 100 in a report from Freedom House, with 100 being the least free and zero the most free. The ranking comes amid concerns that a planned cybercrime law would severely restrict internet freedom in the Kingdom.

Cambodia received similar scores to last year’s report in most categories, though the report noted that some political and social content was now blocked in the country when it wasn’t previously.

“There have been attempts to silence people, like developing a glossary of banned words, but they have found ways to speak up through social media,” Transparency International executive director Preap Kol said.

“The score remained the same but it’s still a low score . . . and it could go down considerably if the draft of the cybercrime law isn’t reformed,” Kol added.

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