MoInfo Cheers its Achievements and Further Encourages Report Quality

While appreciating the achievements to promote information access in Cambodia, Ministry of Information encourages more in-depth analytical reports.

Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith made the point during the opening of the ministry’s 2016 work review and 2017 planning at its office here in Phnom Penh.

Richness of information means, said H.E. Khieu Kanharith, has allowed more and more people – regardless of where they are – much easier access to the news.

He added that throughout 2016, the Ministry of Information underwent various reforms – to name a few, the improvement of its media contents, work coordination, public administration, and financial management.

At the same time, the minister noted limited qualification to cover in-depth economic and social analytical pieces, and encourage reporters within the ministry and beyond to further build up their skills.

According to the ministry’s figures, Cambodia has to date 358 local language newspapers and 41 foreign language ones – a remarkable increase from 242 and 36 respectively in 2013.

The country has now 35 journalist associations, 80 radio stations, and 24 television channels, including the cable networks. 21 foreign news agencies and TVs are based in Cambodia

H.E. Khieu Kanharith also encouraged all journalists to uphold well with the code of conduct to ensure quality information healthy for both the people and the country.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press