Tuesday, 23.10.2007: Club of Cambodian Journalists Calls Journalists to Write Many Articles about Corruption

Posted on 24 October 2007. Filed under: Week 531 |

The Mirror, Vol. 11, No. 531

“Phnom Penh: The Club of Cambodian Journalists appealed on 22 October to all Cambodian journalists to participate actively in the war against corruption.

“Mr. Pen Samithi, the President of the Club of Cambodian Journalists, said, ‘The success of any action against corruption partly depends on the participation of all journalists and newspapers that have a role to reveal the facts to the public.’ He added, ‘Concerning the seriousness of corruption, I would like all journalist colleagues to write many reports on corruption. Thus, those who commit such bad acts will be punished legally.’ He explained that to act against corruption is our responsibility. Without participation by everyone, by the authorities at all levels and by civil society, it is very difficult to say that we will be successful in eliminating corruption. As observers and reporters, journalists must be brave to investigate and to reveal corruption in society. Moreover, Mr. Pen Samithi appealed to government institutions, the National Assembly, and the international community to provide support and motivation for journalists for this worthy activity.

“The Club of Cambodian Journalists, with support from the US Embassy in Cambodia, announced a competition for articles of investigative journalism in order to motivate journalists, who have good achievements, and to strengthen journalists in their role as observers, and to increase transparency in Cambodia.

“The most professional and best investigative articles will get awards as follows:

  1. The first winner gets a medal and US$1,100
  2. The second winner gets a medal and US$800
  3. The third winner gets a medal and US$600
  4. Plus two motivation awards of US$300 each

“Mr. Pen Samithi, the President of the Club of Cambodian Journalists, said, ‘This competition of articles of investigative journalism is very important, and it is to give motivation to journalists so that they participate more actively in revealing the fact of society, in order to serve the public interest.’ He asked, ‘How can we all fight corruption, if corruption is not publicly revealed? This is the role of journalists as observers of all activities in society. Journalists really have a very important task in this issue.’

“He appealed to all journalists to participate in the competition of investigative articles, which is important both in terms of the journalistic profession as well as in terms of participation in the development of a clean Cambodian society.

“In its mission to promote the qualification of journalism in Cambodia, the Club of Cambodian Journalists will try to organize the competition of articles of investigative journalism every year. We are glad that the US Embassy in Cambodia has already stated it will provide support for such a competition to be conducted every year.

“All journalists of print and of electronic media, as well as students of journalism, have equal rights to participate in this competition.

“Criteria for participation:

  • All journalists of print and of electronic media, as well as students of journalism, have the right to participate in this competition. Staff members of the Club of Cambodian Journalists are not allowed to participate in the competition.
  • Newspaper articles that are investigative and that have been published in newspapers or in magazines from 1 October 2006 to 1 October 2007. For journalists who have difficulties in publishing their articles, they should contact the Club of Cambodian Journalists in order to coordinate request for publishing their articles in local newspapers.
  • Articles must be between three to six pages of A4 typed in computer, using Limon S1, size 22.
  • Article must be put in an envelope on which the name of the journalist and the name of the newspaper are written. Such names are absolutely not allowed to be written on the article itself.
  • Articles that participate in the competition must be sent to the Club of Cambodian Journalists before 1 November 2007, together with a photocopy of the article from a newspaper, to show that it was really published in a newspaper or magazine.”

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4417, 23.10.2007

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Tuesday, 23 October 2007


Chakraval, Vol.15, #2724, 23.10.2007

  • Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Asks Sam Rainsy to Join Him Again; If He Does Not Remember that He Had Been Deceived, Let Krom Preah Deceive Him Again [mocking Sam Rainsy]
  • Companies That Import Goods through Sihanoukville Port Call for Government to Abolish the Safety Committee for National Road 4 [because it extorts money]


Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.6, #1473, 23.10.2007

  • Samdech Krom Preah [Norodom Ranariddh] Turns to Kem Sokha after Being Rejected by Sam Rainsy
  • Prime Minister Calls for Support for the Leadership as this Corresponds to the New Royal Title [given to him by the King]
  • 15-Year-Old Boy Rapes 4-Year-Old Girl [he is arrested – Serei Sophon, Banteay Meanchey]


Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.1, #41, 23.10.2007

  • Khmer Machas Srok Movement Demands that Phnom Penh Government Properly Implement Paris Peace Agreements of 23 October 1991
  • Mu Sochua [deputy secretary-general of the Sam Rainsy Party]: The Sam Rainsy Party Will Not Waste Time with Prince Ranariddh


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.14, #3292, 23.10.2007

  • Hun Sen Affirms that If He Loses 2008 Election, Country Will Be Definitely in War
  • Eng Chhay Ieng [secretary-general of the Sam Rainsy Party]: The Sam Rainsy Party Does Not Want to Fall into Prince Ranariddh’s Trap Again [over his appeal to unite]
  • 2008 Budget Is Approximately $1,250 Million


Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.15, #4417, 23.10.2007

  • Club of Cambodian Journalists Calls for Journalists to Write Many Articles about Corruption
  • Samdech Hun Sen Calls for Supports in Order to Continue to Rule the Country and to Protect the King
  • Thai Police Arrest Fake Policeman Who Extorted Money from Khmer Laborers and Other Foreigners [Nonthaburi, Thailand]
  • Residents Say Officials Who Stop [untagged] Motorcycles at Night Continue to Extort Money [Phnom Penh]


Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #532, 23.10.2007

  • Prince Ranariddh Appeals to Sam Rainsy and to Kem Sokha [President of the Human Rights Party] to Join with Monarchists

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