Page 1 of 1

New Cambodia News Site in English Launched

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:54 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
Good luck to them.
Independent Cambodian News Outlet Starts Publishing in English
May 03, 2019 2:21 PM
Leonie Kijewski
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, an English news website was launched Friday to help revive the stifled independent media landscape in Cambodia.

"[We] established [it] because we saw the lack of independent media platforms in Cambodia that provide very independent information to the people living outside Cambodia, especially the international community," said Nop Vy, director of the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, or CCIM.

Until recently, Voice of Democracy's news website was written in the Cambodian language, Khmer. VOD, which published a few articles recently, hopes to fill in the gap left behind by independent news outlets that were forced to close or were sold over the past few years, Nop Vy added.

Independent newspaper The Cambodia Daily was forced to shut down in September 2017 when faced with a tax bill of $6.3 million. Additionally, Radio Free Asia closed its doors in Phnom Penh, citing pressure from the government, 30 radio stations were taken off air, and the last English independent daily newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post, was sold in May of last year.

With a new team of five to seven people, including reporters and editors, Nop Vy said he hoped the website could play "the role as the watchdog in order to monitor the actions of the government" that had previously been performed by other outlets.
https://www.voanews.com/a/independent-c ... 02747.html

Re: New Cambodia News Site in English Launched

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:31 pm
by Spigzy
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Good luck to them.
With comments like this they’re going to need it...
Moron wrote:Nop Vy said he hoped the website could play "the role as the watchdog in order to monitor the actions of the government" that had previously been performed by other outlets.