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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 ...

Saing Soenthrith
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/gunawadh-back-as-tvk-director-eleven-days-after-resignation-59948/

TVK director resigns, apparently in response to gov’t criticism

Kem Gunawadh, the long-serving director-general of TVK who helped set up the state broadcaster in 1983, resigned abruptly on Saturday in what his successor said was a reaction to government criticism over his decision not to broadcast live that morning’s annual Royal Plowing Ceremony. The resignation ...

Phann Ana and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/tvk-director-resigns-apparently-in-response-to-govt-criticism-58980/

Information Minister Orders TVK to Scrap Tedious Coverage

If Information Minister Khieu Kanharith is any indication, even the government is tiring of state television. Mr. Kanharith announced on Facebook on Wednesday that he had personally ordered the state-run TVK channel to stop broadcasting the comings and goings of state officials on foreign excursions. Mr. ...

Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/information-minister-orders-tvk-to-scrap-tedious-coverage-47680/

Anonymous Hacks Government Websites

Anonymous Cambodia, a group of local computer hackers, has claimed responsibility for disrupting at least three government websites since Saturday and vowed additional hacking attacks to protest against July’s “unfair” election, according to the group’s Facebook page and Twitter account. Since Saturday, the hackers have attacked ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/anonymous%E2%80%88hacks-government-websites-42250/

Analog to be Replaced by Fully Digital Television by 2020

Analog broadcasts from television stations all over Cambodia will cease and be replaced by digital transmissions by 2020 at the latest, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said yesterday. Speaking at a press conference to representatives from 13 television stations, Mr Kanharith said Cambodia needs to transition ...

National TV to Air Chinese-State Programs

Cambodia’s national television station TVK, is this week devoting 20 minutes per night of its schedule to shows produced by the state-run provincial Chinese broadcaster, according to the station’s chief. “The 2012 TVK-China Guangxi TV Showcase Week will show the Cambodian public about tradition, friendship, ...

Thailand Asked to Air Two Cambodian TV Channels

Cambodians working in Thailand may soon feel a little more at home if the Thai government approves a proposal to start broadcasting two Cambodian television channels. TVK Director General Kem Gunawadh said that Information Minister Khieu Kanharith made the pitch at a meeting Wednesday with the ...

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