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

Info ministry urges ethical practices in journalism, media

The Ministry of Information has reiterated calls for news writers and media outlets to uphold and adhere to editorial principles, emphasising their role in fostering the professional values of Cambodian journalism, following the ministry’s revocation of a media group’s business license for “serious breaches of ...

Bor Pich Zelin

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

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

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

‘Professional’ journalists get Covid reporting award

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) bestowed awards on five journalists for their Covid-19 reporting at a ceremony on Monday. Sao Sok Eng, a journalist from, took home the top prize. Mao Samnang, from the TV station PNN, came in second. Mom Kunthear, a former ...

Mom Kunthear

PM praises media for efforts on ‘fake news

Prime Minister Hun Sen praised journalists and a large number of local press institutions for making efforts to prevent the spread of fake news propagated by “rebels” and opportunists who intended to incite social unrest against the government. Hun Sen’s statement was made through a ...

Mech Dara

Journalists invited to tour Ream Naval Base

The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility. The story was immediately dismissed by Prime Minister Hun Sen as “fabricated ...

Mech Dara

Government calls for PM ‘fake news’ correction

The Cambodian government on Friday strongly urged Singaporean outlet Channel News Asia (CNA) to issue a correction to an article it published on Thursday, claiming Prime Minister Hun Sen had called on the military to destroy the country’s political opponents. The statement, issued by the ...

Mech Dara and Voun Dara

Fake news a serious issue

The Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) on Monday said ‘fake news’ has been polluting publications and sparking controversy in the Kingdom, especially on social media. The remarks were made on Monday at a roundtable discussion organised by CCJ in Phnom Penh. ...

Voun Dara

Press freedom ‘collapsed’ in 2017, journalist survey says

The “façade of media freedom” in the Kingdom “collapsed” last year, with journalists reporting a sharp drop in their hopes for independent press, according to the results of a new survey launched yesterday. The Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) study surveyed 75 journalists from ...

Rinith Taing

Hundreds of papers face closure

Nearly 300 local newspapers are facing closure next year due to inactivity in publishing, an official from the Ministry of Information’s general department of information and broadcasting has said. ...

Mom Kunthear

Journalists want more upfront public figures

The Club of Cambodian Journalists on Monday called for politicians and local authorities to be more transparent and help facilitate the work that journalists do in order for them to better serve society. ...

Lay Samean

Gov’t tackles Social Media

Social networks are a double-edged sword when it comes to the dissemination of news and information according to experts at a social network ethics and morality workshop yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak

Reporters send complaint over warning letter

More than 30 journalists in Ratanakkiri province have written to the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) about what they described as a threatening letter sent by the provincial governor last week in which he said journalists should stop extorting money from illegal loggers. ...

Ben Sokhean

Journalists awarded for reporting on corruption

The Club of Cambodian Journalists and Transparency International Cambodia on Wednesday announced the winners of a new award for journalists reporting on corruption. ...

Socheata Hean

Prize seeks to stymie corruption

Two organisations hope a new award, which includes cash prizes and entry into an international corruptionr-reporting conference, will encourage Cambodian journalists to up their game in reporting on corruption issues. ...

Sean Teehan

Journalists to lodge complaint to ACU over court corruption

Two local journalist associations are planning to file a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) this week accusing the Preah Vihear Provincial Court’s acting chief prosecutor of charging journalists with extortion because they reported on an illegal-logging racket inside his family. ...

Saing Soenthrith

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