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Commentators have their say on end of The Post’s print publication

Following the announcement that The Phnom Penh Post, and Post Khmer, its Khmer language sister paper, will cease publication in print form on March 29, several social observers, government officials, intellectuals and readers were prompted to share their thoughts at the end of more than ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/commentators-have-their-say-on-end-of-the-post-s-print-publication

CSOs continue to press authorities to allow banned STT photo exhibition to resume

Some 62 civil society organizations (CSOs) including Licadho, Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), and local communities have urged the authorities to allow Sahmakum Teang Tnaut’s (STT) photo exhibition to resume after it was shut down two weeks ago. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/csos-continue-to-press-authorities-to-allow-banned-stt-photo-exhibition-to-resume/

Low revenue forces Cambodia’s oldest newspaper ‘Phnom Penh Post’ to end print publication by March 29

The Phnom Penh Post will cease publication by March 29 following a significant fall in advertising revenues since the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn, although the paper will continue operating online. ...

Khuon Narim and Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/low-revenue-forces-cambodias-oldest-newspaper-phnom-penh-post-to-close-march-29-final-print/

Minister calls for cessation of sharing of violent videos

Minister of Information Neth Pheaktra has called on journalists and social media users alike to cease the sharing of images and videos which feature deaths or violent content, noting that the widespread posting of such content has the potential to cause emotional harm to survivors ...

Vong Daravady and Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calls-cessation-sharing-violent-videos

Pheaktra, Thai journos to combat ‘fake news’

Minister of Information Neth Pheaktra met with Thai ambassador Cherdkiat Atthakor and a delegation from the Journalists Association of Thailand at the ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh on October 2 to discuss strengthening information cooperation in order to combat misinformation, said a ministry press release. ...

Ry Sochan
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/pheaktra-thai-journos-combat-fake-news

Voice of Democracy to resume broadcasting overseas, unaffiliated with CCIM

The government-shuttered media outlet Voice of Democracy (VOD) announced it will resume broadcasting from the United States beginning in October, according to a Tuesday press release posted on the VOD Khmer Facebook page. ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook
https://cambojanews.com/voice-of-democracy-to-resume-broadcasting-overseas-unaffiliated-with-ccim/

Information Minister: Awareness of RCEP will increase journalists’ knowledge

Minister of Information Neth Pheaktra said that the understanding of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) will contribute to increasing the knowledge of Ministry of Information leaders and professionals in the field of journalism. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501359771/information-minister-awareness-of-rcep-will-increase-journalists-knowledge/

Climate change a threat to development: NCDM

Officials have called for climate change-related issues to be taken into account in all future development planning, noting that Cambodia remains vulnerable to an increase in natural disasters caused by climate change. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/climate-change-threat-development-ncdm

Japan collaboration on enhancing media eyed

Minister of Information Neth Pheaktra recently met with Japanese ambassador Atsushi Ueno to explore ways to enhance media collaboration between the two countries. Pheaktra emphasised the need to combat fake news, stating at his September 6 meeting with Ueno that it poses a threat to society. ...

Sok Raksa
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-collaboration-enhancing-media-eyed

Meas Sophorn appointed head of PM’s spokesperson unit

The new government led by Hun Manet has appointed Meas Sophorn, former spokesman for the Ministry of Information, as head of the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson Unit to convey Manet’s personal information, communicate with domestic and international media and issue statements. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/meas-sophorn-appointed-head-pms-spokesperson-unit

CCJ ecotourism photo competition open to published journalists

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), in collaboration with CP ALL (Cambodia) Co Ltd, are organising a photography competition for local journalists. ...

Bor Pich Zelin
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ccj-ecotourism-photo-competition-open-published-journalists

Government shuts down misleading websites

The government has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block websites and social media accounts of nine domains representing at least three news outlets, claiming the organisations are spreading misleading information and discrediting the government. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501326261/government-shuts-down-misleading-websites/

Spokesman says closure of 3 more news websites due to dissemination of false information

Meas Sophoan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Information, claimed that the closure of The Cambodia Daily and the Kamnotra website was because they spread false information and have no regulations as a press. ...

Lay Sopheavatey
https://thmeythmey.com/?page=detail&id=128389

Cambodia blocks 17 media websites before vote

 The government blocked access to independent media websites just hours before polling in the country’s controversial national election begins. ...

Erin Handley
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/7/28/cambodia-blocks-17-media-websites-before-vote

Government orders internet providers to block media outlets, Kamnotra database

The government ordered internet service providers to block the websites and social media pages of several independent media outlets and a public database in a July 12 document obtained by CamboJA on Monday. ...

Andrew Califf and Hel Komsan
https://cambojanews.com/government-orders-internet-providers-to-block-media-outlets-kamnotra-database/

Manet: Media acts as society’s mirror and democracy’s pillar

Hun Manet, a future prime ministerial candidate for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) hails the media’s vital role in strengthening democracy and societal development. ...

Sok Raksa
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manet-media-acts-societys-mirror-and-democracys-pillar

LMC-funded workshop on combating fake news held in Cambodia

A workshop on “combating fake news for journalists” in the second phase, funded by the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund, kicked off here on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501313178/lmc-funded-workshop-on-combating-fake-news-held-in-cambodia/

Government urged to promote freedom of the press

Cambodia marked the 30th Press Freedom Day with the participation of civil society organizations, diplomats, journalists and Ministry of Information representatives. ...

Yatt Malai and Sim Chansamnang
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-government-urged-to-promote-freedom-of-the-press

Lao delegation on Kingdom visit to discuss mine action

A delegation from Laos visited Cambodia and exchanged experiences on mine action and relevant work experiences on management, information gathering, planning and prioritising mine action in the Kingdom. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lao-delegation-kingdom-visit-discuss-mine-action

Ministry demands corrections to ‘abridged, misleading’ quote

The Ministry of Information has demanded that CamboJA News correct the content of its March 18 article which excluded key points made by the ministry’s spokesperson regarding the revocation of three media licences. ...

Neang Sokunthea
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-03-20-1807-248205.html

Women journo safety project starts

UNESCO and the Women’s Media Centre are promoting media freedom through the project “Strengthening Media Development and Freedom of Expression in Cambodia”, having seen women journalists and media workers face increasing offline and online attacks that make them subject to disproportional, and often specific, threats. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-journo-safety-project-starts

The Post justified in response to unsubstantiated reports: pundits

The Phnom Penh Post’s weekend editorial about a recent BBC report that included an interview with former staff Mech Dara has drawn heated reactions from across the board among journalists, civil society organisations and members of the public. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/post-justified-response-unsubstantiated-reports-pundits

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