Prime Minister Hun Sen shuts down independent media VOD
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the government will revoke the license for media outlet VOD in a Facebook post Sunday evening, after he previously demanded an apology for an article he claimed was inaccurate. ...
Jack Brook and Chhorn Chansy
NEC defines media’s role in 2023 general election
As the 2023 national election is approaching, the International Relations Institute at the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) held a two-day training workshop to highlight the key role of the media in the poll. ...
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). ...
Preah Vihear journalist assaulted by military commander
A journalist in Preah Vihear province says he was beaten up by an army commander after he accidentally witnessed what he suspected to be the illegal transportation of timber. ...
Seoung Nimol and Try Thaney
Hundreds from bodyguard unit take over Phnom Tamao reforestation efforts
The military personnel — primarily in charge of protecting the Cambodian prime minister — were seen to be managing the outflow of trees being transported by workers but also blocking access to the cleared forest. They detained five VOD journalists and four activists in the ...
Keat Soriththeavy, Danielle Keeton-Olsen and Pa Sokheng
Cambodian media plays important role in promoting ASEAN vision and goals
As Cambodia is going to host the ASEAN Summit in November this year, the media outlets – print media, electronic media and new media – are playing their important parts in the promotion of ASEAN awareness and its understanding to the public, said Khieu Kanharith, ...
Khmer Times Staff
PM Hun Sen acknowledged challenges of the media and encouraged them to keep up
Cambodia Prime Minister acknowledged challenges faced by journalists and media agencies, reaffirmed the government support for the sector, and urged continuous capacity building among them. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
Veteran journalists honoured
Fourteen journalists from five different periodicals have been selected to receive “Inspirational Journalism Awards” for their contributions to the promotion of journalism in the Kingdom. The award ceremony is scheduled for March 24. ...
Journalists in Cambodia have improved in truth and accuracy
With journalists in Cambodia adhering to the ethical provisions of their profession and improving day by day in their responsibilities and duties in ensuring accuracy in their work, there is no impunity for crimes against them. ...
Journalists in Phnom Penh will start receiving ‘booster dose’ from September 8th
The Commission for COVID-19 Vaccination says the media in Phnom Penh will receive the third dose of AstraZeneca at the National Children’s Hospital from September 8 to 15, 2021. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Journalists prohibited from entering Red Zones to prevent C-19 spread
The Ministry of Information yesterday announced that all journalists are prohibited from entering Red Zones and prohibited areas for reporting, and called on media practitioners to stop assuming events without any concrete evidence in their reporting, leading to public confusion. ...
Group to launch virtual press freedom campaign
The Working Group for Press Freedom has co-organised a two-week campaign with the theme “Information as a Public Good” on social media to promote and highlight the importance of the freedom of the press and urge the public’s participation. ...
Around 400 journalists receive travel permits during lockdown
The Ministry of Information has issued permits to some 400 journalists to travel during the lockdown period, ministry spokesman Meas Sophorn confirmed on April 21. ...
Journalists barred from filming or recording police investigations
Effective from now, journalists are barred from filming or recording criminal cases that are still under investigation by police. The directive was issued on Friday by the General Commissariat of National Police to municipal and provincial police that journalists are prohibited from filming or recording ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
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. ...
Kampong Chhnang journalist denies inciting villagers against military
The owner of a provincial radio station, Sok Oudom, maintained he had not incited villagers in Kampong Chhnang province against the military during his incitement trial on Tuesday, with a verdict expected on November 17. ...
NGOs: Stop oppressing journalists and limiting free speech
A joint statement released on November 2 by a group of 57 NGOs called for the government to stop silencing journalists and media outlets and release journalists who they believe were unfairly arrested. ...
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. ...
PM: Media is gov’t development partner
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday commended three ministers for being open to journalists. Addressing some 6,000 attendees during the 4th media correspondents’ gala at the capital’s Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said Minister of National Defence Tea Banh, Minister of Interior Sar ...