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‘All media outlets must pay tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations. In a letter dated January 25 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/all-media-outlets-must-pay-tax

Dead Irrawaddy dolphin found on beach

An Irrawaddy dolphin weighing more than 100 kilograms was found dead on Koh Rong Sanloem beach yesterday, with officials blaming plastic bag consumption for its death. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said on Facebook that the dolphin likely died many days ago and then was ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523122/dead-irrawaddy-dolphin-found-on-beach/

Information Ministry claims press freedom supporters are ‘killing’ democracy

Cambodia’s Ministry of Information has chalked up 2017 as a “huge success for the government”, saying supporters of jailed journalists were “killing” democracy and the closure of multiple media outlets was necessary. ...

Mech Dara and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/information-ministry-claims-press-freedom-supporters-are-killing-democracy

Malaysia to sign MOUs with kingdom

Malaysia may soon cooperate more closely with a number of the Kingdom’s ministries if all goes according to plan after this week’s 25th World Economic Forum on Asean (WEF) in Kuala Lumpur. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25674/malaysia-to-sign-mous-with-kingdom/

Information law a step closer

The information minister announced yesterday that the government is one step closer to establishing an access to information law, in response to demands for a more transparent and responsive government. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24538/information-law-a-step-closer/

Singmeng looks for

Singapore-based SingMeng Telemedia yesterday announced a new suite of network and services to expand its coverage in the Kingdom, where it has invested $100 million.​​ ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23400/singmeng-looks-for-expansion/

Information minister rebukes officials

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday said some officials within his ministry were failing to carry out the work required by their positions and were focused on personal gain rather than work. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22144/information-minister-rebukes-officials/

Program to deal with LGBT issues in works

The Ministry of Information says it is working with LGBT rights groups to create a regular radio program that discusses LGBT issues, with the aim of making society more welcoming. ...

Morn Vanntey
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/program-deal-lgbt-issues-works

Minister decries fake journo licence plates

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith took to Facebook on Saturday to remind drivers of vehicles with illegal “press” licence plates that “it will not be a fine, but prison” if police catch them. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-decries-fake-journo-licence-plates

Public input touted for access to information draft law

Public officials and stakeholders drafting new access to information legislation listened yesterday as speakers underlined the importance of incorporating public feedback into the long-awaited law. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/public-input-touted-access-information-draft-law

CPP officials at odds over white building mural

As Cambodians continue to de­bate the government’s whitewashing of a street artist’s multistory mural this week, the information minister publicly critiqued the decision on Friday and drew a comparison to the retrograde attitudes of Soviet leaders toward modern art. ...

George Wright and Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-officials-at-odds-over-white-building-mural-103507/

‘Samdechs’ not getting their due, ministry says

The Ministry of Information yesterday issued a letter urging all media outlets to use the royally bestowed title “samdech” when referring to those who hold the honorific, including King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/samdechs-not-getting-their-due-ministry-says

Minister calls for more reporting on climate change

In the lead-up to the global climate change conference in Paris later this month, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith yesterday urged the media to increase reporting on the effects of climate change in Cambodia so that citizens can be better prepared for it. ...

Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17957/minister-calls-for-more-reporting-on-climate-change/

Ministry to postpone TV broadcast regulations

The Information Ministry announced Monday that it would push back by two months a deadline for all 17 local television stations to broadcast only Cambodian-produced content during prime time. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-to-postpone-tv-broadcast-regulations-98398/

Ministry of Information to establish E-archive next year

Cambodia’s Ministry of Information is planning to create an e-archive in early 2016 with an estimated cost of some US$5 million, according to the State News Agency-AKP. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/ministry-of-information-to-establish-e-archive-next-year-9046

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith announces to get retirement next mandate

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith today announced that he will retire from ministerial position in next mandate to give chance for young generation to occupy the position.   ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/information-minister-khieu-kanharith-announces-to-get-retirement-next-mandate-9012

Cambodia limits broadcasts of foreign films to promote national culture

The Cambodian government moved on Friday to sharply restrict the airing of foreign movies on television, calling the move a necessary step to encourage the work of local filmmakers and promote national culture. ...

Oum Raingsy and Samean Yun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/films-09252015155002.html

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/

Minister of Information: the draft Law on Access to Information is for all

Information minister Khieu Kanharith said the law on Access to Information has been drafted to serve not only the journalists, but it’s for all Cambodians as well as foreigners working and doing business in Cambodia. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/minister-of-information:-the-draft-law-on-access-to-information-is-for-all-8856

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