Cambodian Journalists Marks the World Press Freedom Day 2017

Cambodian media practitioners gathered here this morning to mark the World Press Freedom Day 2017 under the presidency of Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith.

This event was jointly organised under the theme New Media, New Opportunity and New Challenges: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies by some leading media associations, including the Cambodia Communication Institute, Department of Media and Communication, Club of Cambodian Journalists, Women’s Media Centre, Cambodian Centre for Independent Media, Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia, and Cambodia Association for Protection of Journalists with the support from UNESCO, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and the Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen also sent a message to mark this annual event.

In his four-page message, the premier appealed to all media practitioners to stick to their code of ethics and avoid disseminating false information and inflating the situation which could cause political instability and chaos, and armed conflict.

Cambodia has now 530 print media institutions, 221 radio stations, 22 TV stations, 112 relay TV stations, 58 online TVs, 21 permanent offices of foreign news agencies, radios and TVs, etc.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press