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Ministry of Information

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/

Ministry rejects NGOs claim of media oppression

The Ministry of Information issued a statement yesterday to address the concerns of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) regarding press freedom in Cambodia, saying they are trying to mislead the public. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779352/ministry-rejects-ngos-claim-of-media-oppression/

Gov’t finds 145 cases of fake news last month

The Fake News Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Information found 145 cases of fake news, incitement, social pollution and insults against the Kingdom’s senior leadership on social media in September. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-finds-145-cases-fake-news-last-month

Government committee to assist journalists holds first meeting

Minister of Information, Khieu Kanharith, yesterday held the first meeting with government lawyers to examine issues that journalists face in Cambodia, following an announcement in February of a commitment to assist journalists facing litigation. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761986/government-committee-to-assist-journalists-holds-first-meeting/

VOA Khmer radio station allowed to resume broadcasts

The Minister of Information on Friday allowed the return of VOA Khmer to radio broadcasting via Women’s Media Centre FM102 and FM103.50MHz following its suspension in 2017 for failing to complete the requirements for its legal registration at the Ministry of Information. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723987/voa-khmer-radio-station-allowed-to-resume-broadcasts/

Kingdom prepared for digital economy

The government plans to establish a national digital television platform and will release the 700MHz band to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to help it develop the 5G network. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-prepared-digital-economy

Information Ministry asks police to take measures against fake news spreaders

Information Ministry yesterday asked national police to take measures against several Facebook accounts which have allegedly accused the Kingdom of contracting COVID-19.​ ...

Khuon Narim
http://khmertimeskh.com/50696894/information-ministry-asks-police-to-take-measures-against-fake-news-spreaders

Prime minister demands end to fake news on virus

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday criticised several outlets for spreading misinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak and instructed the Ministry of Information to do more to eradicate fake news. Speaking at a press conference at the Peace Palace on Thursday, Hun Sen said a ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prime-minister-demands-end-fake-news-virus

State TV broadcasts to go digital

The Ministry of Information will convene a meeting with the ministries of Posts and Telecommunications; and Economy and Finance, on Wednesday to review the progress of changing state analogue television broadcasts to digital. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Monday chaired a meeting at the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/state-tv-broadcasts-go-digital

IFJ seeks Press Law amendment

The International Federation of Journalists has urged the government to speedily amend the Press Law and bring it in line with current global press standards to ensure the protection of journalists. The appeal came after the Information Ministry last week announced that it is open to ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50656430/ifj-seeks-press-law-amendment/

Ministry seeks input for amendments to Press Law

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday called on the media and relevant institutions to provide input on proposed amendments of the Press Law so that it can respond to recent developments in journalism and better promote freedom of the press in the Kingdom. Speaking at the Consultation ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50654406/ministry-seeks-input-for-amendments-to-press-law/

UJFC calls for joint evaluation of press freedom

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia has urged local unions and media associations to collaborate and conduct a joint evaluation of the Kingdom’s media freedom. UJFC president Huy Vannak, who was re-elected to his position during its congress on Saturday, said all local unions and ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50650537/ujfc-calls-for-joint-evaluation-of-press-freedom/

Information access law in line with standards: Minister

The Information Ministry yesterday announced that the draft Law on Access to Information is ready to be reviewed during an unspecified inter-ministerial meeting next month after it deemed that the draft’s contents are in line with international standards and the constitution. It also said the draft ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50649227/information-access-law-in-line-with-standards-minister/

Information access law to be finalised next month

The Ministry of Information on Tuesday concluded the final revision by key ministries of the draft Law on Access to Information, without making any major amendments. It will be submitted to the Council of Ministers to be rubber-stamped by the end of September or beginning ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-access-law-be-finalised-next-month

‘Media crucial in fight against trafficking’

The Ministry of Information and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) joined hands to strengthen the capacity of journalists, TV presenters and commentators to upgrade their skills in helping to address human trafficking. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/media-crucial-fight-against-trafficking

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