Troubled community radio station relocates to home
The head of a Kratie-based community radio station has been forced to move out of his studio after failing to pay rent and nearly a week of campaigning for public donations only raised $103. ...
Prak Chan Thul
Voice of America planning to discuss buying air-time
Voice of America (VOA) has contacted Beehive Radio FM 105 and Radio FM 102 to discuss buying air-time to broadcast again, they said. VOA had recently received approval from the Minister of Information to go on air. ...
Ex-RFA reporters detained in capital
Two former Radio Free Asia reporters arrested on Tuesday night remained in detention at Phnom Penh Municipal Police headquarters yesterday evening, with authorities confirming that the pair were under investigation for allegedly sending news reports to the radio broadcaster. ...
After wave of independent broadcasters shut down, Fresh News turns to radio
Government mouthpiece Fresh News yesterday launched a new internet radio service, appearing poised to move into the gap left by a government crackdown on independent broadcasters over the last six weeks. ...
Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
International groups slam NGO and media closures
International condemnation for the government’s continued clampdown on NGOs and independent media organisations continued to flow in over the weekend, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) calling it an “escalating campaign of politically-motivated harassment, intimidation, and legal action”. ...
Plug pulled on critics’ airtime
The Ministry of Information has closed down multiple radio stations that have been renting airtime to the opposition CNRP party and to two radio news organisations that have been under fire from the government. ...
Minister of Information: We tax only stations that rent and use local frequency
After receiving a letter from the Ministry of Economy and Finance on the request to take actions against the Radio Free Asia and the Voice of America located in Cambodia, which have been actively engaged in broadcasting and renting airtime from other radio stations yet ...
Walkie-Talkie licenses required
The Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) warned last week that it would take legal action over people selling, repairing and using walkie-talkies without permission and in dangerous ways, such as using frequencies reserved for officials. ...
Radio waves signal hope for indigenous minorities
She had to leave Cambodia to learn how radio can be used to keep indigenous communities both up to date and in touch with their roots – and now she wants to do the same for the ethnic Jarai community in Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district. ...
Radio station aimed at ethnic minorities launched
A new private radio station aimed at indigenous communities in the country’s northeast was officially launched in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung City on Sunday after carrying out a series of trial broadcasts last month. Radio Wild Flower will air daily shows in the ethnic minority Kreung, Tompuon ...
Cambodian opposition gets final approval to broadcast throughout nation
The Cambodian government has given the final nod to the main opposition party to operate a radio station and broadcast throughout the country as part of a deal reached in July, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Wednesday. Sam Rainsy said that the party will begin ...
Media agencies warned about gambling ads
The Ministry of Information last week warned media organizations not to publish or broadcast advertisements from gambling outlets unless they have permission from the government to do so, according to a ministry notice obtained Tuesday. “The ministry previously advised [media outlets] to stop all types ...
ILO launches fifth round of radio competition
The International Labor Organisation launched Friday the fifth round of a radio competition to promote understanding of the Cambodian labor law among garment workers. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Mam Sonando says protest will proceed, but he won’t lead
Independent radio station owner Mam Sonando said he would not lead a banned protest he had planned for today outside Information Ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh, but would attend if his supporters went ahead with the demonstration on their own. “I will not lead [the protest] ...
Sonando vows to go ahead with protest
Beehive Radio owner Mam Sonando yesterday promised to once again defy Phnom Penh Municipal Hall and go ahead with an unsanctioned March 31 protest against the Ministry of Information’s refusal to give him a television licence and more relay frequencies to extend the reach of ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Thmey Thmey to hit airwaves, be published in Japanese, French
Thmey Thmey online news and Women’s Radio FM 102 on Thursday announced a partnership that will see journalists from both outlets join forces to create evening news bulletins to be broadcast daily starting Saturday. “Our concept is independent Cambodian news, by Cambodians, for Cambodians, and 102 ...
Matt Blomberg and Ben Sokhean
Kanharith reiterates no TV Station for broadcaster Sonando
Information Minister Khieu Kanharith on Wednesday revealed plans to split state-run TVK into three separate television stations but reiterated that no frequencies are available for independent radio broadcaster Mom Sonando. Mr. Sonando, who owns Beehive radio station, has over the past several years repeatedly requested a ...
Sonando sends latest TV license, radio request
Independent radio station owner Mam Sonando filed his latest request with the Information Ministry on Monday, requesting a TV license and a radio relay station to push his popular radio broadcasts farther into the provinces. Mr. Sonando, the owner of Beehive Radio and a longtime government ...
Sonando Continues to Seek TV License, Radio Relay Station
Though the Ministry of Information has repeatedly rejected independent radio station owner Mam Sonando’s requests to obtain a television station license and a radio relay station, saying that there was “no space” for him, the government has approved at least three new TV licenses and ...
RFA, VOA agency fires back
The Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent US agency that oversees government-sponsored stations Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, has hit back after the Cambodian government accused the broadcasters of being tools of the opposition. In a statement released Thursday, BBG chair Jeffrey Shell rejected ...