Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Information

Nearly 2,000 local, int’l journalists descend on Phnom Penh for summit

Ministry of Information spokesman Phos Sovann said on November 7 that nearly 2,000 local and international journalists are set to cover the ASEAN Summits and related meetings which will run from November 8-13. ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-2000-local-intl-journalists-descend-phnom-penh-summit

Ministry refutes impunity claims by journo coalition

The Ministry of Information has disputed a joint statement on impunity for crimes against journalists issued by the Coalition of Cambodian Journalists (CamboJA), Cambodian Centre for Independent Media (CCIM) and 32 other civil society organisations (CSOs). ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-refutes-impunity-claims-journo-coalition

Minister reaffirms government’s commitment to promote press freedom

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is always committed to improving the respect of press freedom and freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501176536/minister-reaffirms-governments-commitment-to-promote-press-freedom/

Gov’t tallies 4.6K ‘fake news’ articles since 2020

From the start of 2020 through the end of the first semester of this year, the Ministry of Information has documented the publication of 4,657 fake news articles online and 170 of those cases were serious enough to merit being brought to the attention of ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-tallies-46k-fake-news-articles-2020

The fight against false information requires understanding of technology

Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, said that in order to fight against the spread of false information people must understand technology and the evolution of society. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501107540/the-fight-against-false-information-requires-understanding-of-technology/

Cambodia reiterates commitment to uphold press freedom

The Ministry of Information has extended its congratulations and reaffirmed its commitment to continue to uphold the press freedom in Cambodia.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501066434/cambodia-reiterates-commitment-to-uphold-press-freedom/

Information ministry plans media terminology ‘E-book’

The Ministry of Information is to establish an “E-Book” to register more than 200 new terminologies related to media and news, all of which have been approved by the National Council for Khmer Language at the Royal Academy of Cambodia.   ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-ministry-plans-media-terminology-e-book

Ministry urges on-the-job skill training for journalists

A senior Ministry of Information official urged journalists to take advantage of the information age by continuing to study and improve their skills. In depth, up-to-date knowledge is required to provide comprehensive information to the public, he said. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-urges-job-skill-training-journalists

Asia-Europe anti-fake news cooperation urged to be strengthened

The 10th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable (ASEFERT10) wrapped up and placed a bold cooperation front on fighting against fake news between the two continents –Asia and Europe. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50978194/asia-europe-anti-fake-news-cooperation-urged-to-be-strengthened/

Ministries optimising cooperation to foster Cambodia’s information digitalisation

The Ministries of Information, and Post and Telecommunications have discussed to optimise current and future cooperation focusing on boosting digital broadcasting and communications. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50970038/ministries-optimising-cooperation-to-foster-cambodias-information-digitalisation/

Building back better with access to information

UNESCO and the Ministry of Information, and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the Department of Media and Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and civil society organisations, are commemorating the 2021 International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) in Cambodia, on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50942865/building-back-better-with-access-to-information/

Ethics committee refutes statement by Reporters Without Borders

Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) secretary-general Puy Kea, who is also the speaker of the Information Ministry’s Monitoring Committee for Journalism Ethics told Khmer Times yesterday that the creation of the committee is not to put pressure on print or social media, as Reporters Without Borders ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914849/ethics-committee-refutes-statement-by-reporters-without-borders/

More than 160 fake news cases recorded in July

The Ministry of Information’s Fake News Monitoring Committee said there were total of 161 cases of fake news, incitement and insults on social media recorded in July. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50909696/more-than-160-fake-news-cases-recorded-in-july/

Media outlets instructed to register or lose licences

The Ministry of Information has called on all media owners who have not yet registered fully to do so by the end of this year as failure to do so will result in their licences being revoked. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/media-outlets-instructed-register-or-lose-licences

Information Ministry launches vaccination campaign for journalists

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith and the Ministry of Health launched a large scale vaccination campaign for journalists and information officials, which started yesterday and will run until April 9. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50833183/information-ministry-launches-vaccination-campaign-for-journalists/

Ministry set to publish book ahead of 13th ASEM summit

The Ministry of Information is preparing to publish 5,000 copies of Cambodia 2021 ahead of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), which Cambodia is hosting in the middle of this year, for distribution to delegates and participants. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-set-publish-book-ahead-13th-asem-summit

Awards to show gratitude for media work

The Ministry of Information is sponsoring the first annual Gratitude Awards for reporters who have produced exemplary work that demonstrated courage, intellect and insight and advanced the profession of journalism starting in the 1970s. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/awards-show-gratitude-media-work

More than 1,000 cases of fake, objectionable news identified

In 2020, the Ministry of Information identified sources of objectionable or illegal material on social media including fake news and disinformation, various incitements, unfair criticism of the nation’s leadership and insults to the King totalling 1,343 cases. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-1000-cases-fake-objectionable-news-identified

Government alleges misconduct among journalists, greenlights legal action

The Information Ministry threatened legal action against journalists it claimed were spreading fake news or engaging in unethical behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, a warning that comes amid persistent persecution of journalists in the country. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/government-alleges-misconduct-among-journalists-greenlights-legal-action/

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