Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by General Mackevili » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:41 pm

And the Phnom Penh Post's article on it:

Daily’s website, Twitter blocked

Documents obtained today – and a surprising tweet – have confirmed what observers have suspected for months: that the Cambodian government ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the website of the recently shuttered Cambodia Daily.

Since shortly after the newspaper was forced to close on September 4, following the levying of a $6.3 million tax bill, access to the Daily’s site has proved patchy, with online users questioning whether certain ISPs had blocked the site.

It also requires ISPs to filter the Daily’s Facebook and Twitter accounts “in order to stop the operation of the account of the two pages”. The documents came to light after one ISP, Sinet KH, made a frank admission on Twitter late on Friday.

“We can confirm that we’ve been ‘ordered’ to block access to @cambodiadaily since many months ago,” @sinetKH wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

When pressed for more details, the representative wrote: “We are surprised by the reactions of this. The ‘block’ was long ago. Apart from a couple of complaints, most of our customers never noticed a thing. @cambodiadaily was never a popular web destination in the first place,” followed by the hashtag “#JustDoingOurJobs”.

http://phnompenhpost.com/national/daily ... er-blocked

I love how they can write this entire article without once even mentioning Cam Nivag. Erin Handley admits they've been "speculating" for months straight, and Cam Nivag notices it and within days has been able to confirm it with an ISP, hand-feeding them the story.

That's just how news is reported on, so people need to stop giving us shit when we also don't include them, LoL. It's the way of the world, and even the beloved Phnom Penh Post does it, and they are considered an established news source.

It also seems like their servers were inaccessible for a few minutes, but I hope that's just a coincidence.

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by Borum-Ex frm TOForum » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:04 am

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by Abc123 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:06 am

The op and the PPP are doing a sterling job in supporting the government's efforts to close this vile newspaper down fully in Cambodia. Well done MBT, CN and PPP!
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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:44 am

Lol! The fbi lawyer and and the cia plant. Love Cambodia!

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by Cam Nivag » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:31 pm

Abc123 wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:06 am
The op and the PPP are doing a sterling job in supporting the government's efforts to close this vile newspaper down fully in Cambodia. Well done MBT, CN and PPP!
The government now says it will investigate and punish ISPs that aren't complying with its order to block the Daily. Also, they say that blocking is not censorship.

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/t ... -daily-ban
Telecom Ministry spokesman Khov Makara today said he had little detailed knowledge of the letter, which was signed by Khay Khunheng, a secretary of state from his ministry, as it came from a “technical department”.

Makara denied the move was a form of censorship.

“Block means you are not able to view; censorship is something different. Censorship means you cannot do – block means you are not allowed to see,” he said.
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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:55 pm

Cam Nivag wrote:
“Block means you are not able to view; censorship is something different. Censorship means you cannot do – block means you are not allowed to see,” he said.
Well, I'm glad they cleared that up.

Will be interesting to see what happens with EZcom:

"Ezecom CEO Paul Blanche-Horgan yesterday said he had not seen the ministry’s letter. While government has made attempts over the years to block sites, he said, “we don’t do that”.

“We have never blocked any sites,” he said in an email."

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:40 pm

Can CEO news translate article 78 so we can see what law they are breaking?

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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:43 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:Can CEO news translate article 78 so we can see what law they are breaking?

Telecom law can be found here.
http://www.mptc.gov.kh/site/listsdoc/37
Oh god. That's a lot to wade through. How long is it? If it's a reasonable length, we can get it translated, unless it has way too much IT jargon.
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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by kiwiincambodia » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:18 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:Can CEO news translate article 78 so we can see what law they are breaking?

Telecom law can be found here.
http://www.mptc.gov.kh/site/listsdoc/37
Oh god. That's a lot to wade through. How long is it? If it's a reasonable length, we can get it translated, unless it has way too much IT jargon.
You don’t have to translate the whole thing just article 78. Shouldn’t be too long
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Re: Is CambodiaDaily.com blocked on certain ISPs in Cambodia?

Post by Duncan » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:26 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:18 pm
General Mackevili wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:Can CEO news translate article 78 so we can see what law they are breaking?

Telecom law can be found here.
http://www.mptc.gov.kh/site/listsdoc/37
Oh god. That's a lot to wade through. How long is it? If it's a reasonable length, we can get it translated, unless it has way too much IT jargon.
You don’t have to translate the whole thing just article 78. Shouldn’t be too long

That should be a job for google translate. I'm not even going to attempt to look at it.
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