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‘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 thmeythmey.com, took home the top prize. Mao Samnang, from the TV station PNN, came in second. Mom Kunthear, a former ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/professional-journalists-get-covid-reporting-award

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-praises-media-efforts-fake-news

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/journalists-invited-tour-ream-naval-base

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-calls-pm-fake-news-correction

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fake-news-serious-issue

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/press-freedom-collapsed-2017-journalist-survey-says

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5096456/hundreds-papers-face-closure/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/journalists-want-more-upfront-public-figures

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/15954/gov---t-tackles-social-media/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/rkiri-reporters-send-complaint-over-governors-warning-letter-93044/

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
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/journalists-awarded-for-reporting-on-corruption/2873497.html

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/prize-seeks-stymie-corruption

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/journalists-to-lodge-complaint-to-acu-over-court-corruption-79141/

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