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PM denies development plans for lake in Ratanakkiri

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday denied that the government intends to allow private development around a lake in Ratanakkiri province, which is important to a biologically diverse ecosystem. The denial was sparked by an article published in the Rasmei Kampuchea Daily on Monday that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-denies-development-plans-lake-ratanakkiri

Journalists, alleged illegal loggers clash

A pair of journalists attempting to photograph a pickup truck transporting luxury wood in Preah Vihear City on Sunday evening said they were chased by the drivers and four other men wielding clubs before police intervened, but the provincial police chief denied the reporters’ claims ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/journalists-alleged-illegal-loggers-clash-69976/

Ethics Awards for Much Maligned Media

The first ever Annual Journalism Ethics Awards ceremony was held Wednesday in Phnom Penh, which conferred a total of 19 awards on five national newspapers and eight national television stations in recognition of their adherence to ethical journalism. The newspapers garnering awards in categories including balance ...

Phorn Bopha and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ethics-awards-for-much-maligned-media-49153/

US Ambassador Seeks to Clarify Need for Debt Repayment

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia has sought to clear up supposed misinformation about Cambodia’s debt to the U.S., which was racked up during the early 1970s by the U.S.-backed military government of Lon Nol and has become a contentious issue between the country. Cambodia has refused ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Reporting on Sonando Case Shows Differences in Local Media

The 20-year jail sentence for independent radio station owner Mam Sonando made headlines around the world yesterday, but coverage of Mr. Sonando’s case was markedly different in local Khmer-language media yesterday, particularly national TV where not a mention was made. While the three major Khmer-language newspapers- ...

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