Competition of Journalistic Reports on Corruption Organised

Club of Cambodian Journalists is organising a completion to identify the best journalistic reports on corruption issues in Cambodia, according to the club’s recent press release.

The challenge, as underlined in the release, intends to encourage responsible, transparent and accurate reports of corruption cases that contribute positively to the commitment of the Royal Government of Cambodia to address the harmful career dishonesty.

Top three pieces will be awarded: the first place with US$750, the second with US$450, and the third with US$300.

The competition is open for independent Cambodian reporters of specific agency � either the print, broadcasting or online media � and eligible reports are those with the length of at least 500 words and published between July 15 and Sept. 31, 2017.

An independent committee of well-rounded journalists with at least five years of practical experiences and experts in issues of corruption from both government and NGO sides will be established to select the best pieces among valid entries.

As an impact, the initiative expects to promote quality corruption reports that contribute to building awareness of the issues among general public as well as those with limited information access.

The journalist club is leading the initiative through a cooperation with counter-corruption organisation Transparency International through the funding support from the European Union and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press