Gov’t bans broadcast of Tamil Tigers movie
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith have told the owners of television stations to ban the broadcast of the movie Methagu at the request of the Sri Lankan government, saying the movie reflects the life of the former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). ...
‘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. ...
Gov't touts internet record despite telecom bill concerns
Government officials defended the Kingdom’s record on internet freedom yesterday, despite concerns that recent and proposed legislation could curtail the rights of those speaking out online. ...
Officials’ affairs may be secret under law
Any information that is damaging to Cambodia’s national security or public order, affects its relationship with other countries or threatens the Kingdom’s economy or finances could be withheld from the public under a draft law on access to information. ...
Journo in court: Cameraman now facing gun charges
A Cameraman for the Ministry of Information’s TVK news channel was charged by the Kandal Provincial Court yesterday with possessing an illegal firearm, among other allegations, police said. ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Ministry, TV stations agree on locally made programming block
In an effort to boost Cambodia’s entertainment industry, local television broadcasters will soon dedicate an hour of prime time programming to airing Cambodian-produced shows and films. During a meeting with the Ministry of Information on Monday, TV station representatives agreed to broadcast locally produced films and ...
Sarah Taguiam and Pech Sotheary
Information minister launches ‘Get Your Sexy Back’ campaign
Information Minister Khieu Kanharith this week launched a marketing campaign titled “Get Your Sexy Back,” aimed at promoting a culture of moderate alcohol consumption among young people by linking excessive drinking to a loss of sexual attractiveness. Launched on Monday and presided over by the long-serving ...
Khuon Narim and Alex Willemyns
Info law to be open to input
The Ministry of Information yesterday announced a three-year public consultation period on a new access to information draft law that has been in the works since 2007. But freedom of information advocates greeted the news with scepticism, citing a lack of representation from civil society on ...
Cambodian minister hails fruitful cooperation with China on media, broadcasting
Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith on Thursday admired excellent cooperation between Cambodia and China on media and broadcasting, saying that the cooperation would promote closer relations between the peoples of the two countries. ...
Global Post News Staff
Cambodia, China's Yunnan province ink deal on information cooperation
Cambodia and China’s Yunnan province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Monday on media cooperation and exchanges. The deal was inked by Buth Bovuth, chief of the Cambodian Information Ministry’s General Department of Information and Broadcasting, and Wu Jingbo, deputy chief of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China’s Yunnan Provincial Committee, with the presence of Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith and Ge Guangzhi, deputy director of Department No. 6 of the Information Office of China’s State Council. ...
People's Daily Online News Staff
Gov’t bans alcohol ads to reduce traffic deaths
Television and radio stations will be barred from broadcasting advertisements for alcohol during the primetime 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. slot beginning next month, as part of the government’s effort to reduce the number of fatalities resulting from drunk driving, officials at the Ministry of ...
Government plans to regulate online content
The Ministry of Information is planning to begin regulating the Internet in the country to prevent offensive content from being posted online, ostensibly to prevent defamation and provocations to violence, according to a ministry official. ...
Draft law puts high price on drunk driving
Drunk drivers could be fined $1000 under a new draft traffic law approved yesterday by The Council of Ministers. The legislation includes a raft of measures aimed at reducing the number of deaths and injuries on the roads. Among the draft law’s 92 articles are new ...
Media agencies warned about gambling ads
The Ministry of Information last week warned media organizations not to publish or broadcast advertisements from gambling outlets unless they have permission from the government to do so, according to a ministry notice obtained Tuesday. “The ministry previously advised [media outlets] to stop all types ...
Ly Yong Phat wants TV station
Prominent tycoon and ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat has now set his sights on the media landscape. Phat, the head of LYP Group, on Friday confirmed plans that he is seeking to set up a television station. The entry of an LYP channel, proposed as part ...
Information law ‘on way in 3 years’
In three years’ time, Cambodia will have legislation clearly outlining what government information is available to the general public, according to a recently signed memorandum of understanding. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith and Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO’s representative to Cambodia, signed the memorandum on Friday. The MoU ...
Gunawadh back as TVK director eleven days after resignation
Kem Gunawadh was reinstated as director-general of state broadcaster TVK on Wednesday, less than two weeks after his highly publicized resignation for failing to live broadcast the annual Royal Plowing Ceremony, according to a statement signed by Information Minister Khieu Kanharith. Acting Director-General Pang Nath denied ...
Short-lived retirement for Sambo?
Two years after she was walked out of the city in the middle of the night to a quiet life of retirement on the outskirts of the capital, Sambo, Phnom Penh’s iconic and much-beloved elephant, might soon be back at work entertaining tourists. With funding for ...
Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear
Journalists in CPP firing line over ‘1-party’ tag
The single-party National Assembly sat for the third day of its third plenary session Thursday, with a senior ruling party lawmaker calling on Information Minister Khieu Kanharith to examine whether journalists who call the Assembly “single party” can be punished under law. Sixty-four of the 68 ...
Put trips to Bangkok on hold: gov’t
The government asked Cambodians to avoid all nonessential travel to Bangkok following Thailand’s imposition of martial law. “The situation is calm and we will continue monitoring it, but travellers planning to go to Thailand should hold off for now,” Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said after an ...