Tuesday, 10.6.2008: Club of Cambodian Journalists and Cambodia Independent Journalism Foundation Invite a Trainer from the USA to Train Cambodian Journalists

Posted on 11 June 2008. Filed under: Week 564 | Tags: , , , , , |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 564

“As a part of its committment to strengthen journalism, the Club of Cambodian Journalists began a five day training course for Cambodian journalists from different institutions and with different political trends.

“Journalists from Rasmei Kampuchea, Koh Santepheap, Kampuchea Thmey, Moneaksekar Khmer, Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, and the Radio Voice of Democracy are among the twenty two journalists attending the training, organized by the Club of Cambodian Journalists and sponsored by the Cambodia Independent Journalism Foundation.

“The President of the Club of Cambodian Journalists, Mr. Pen Samithi, said, ‘This training is very important; it will help to strengthen the professional work of Cambodian journalists.’ He added that this training aims to provide participants with useful techniques and skills of writing and reporting with the goal to make it easy to cover information and to report information to the readers.

“He expressed his optimism that after the training finishes, the trainees will be able to use new techniques as the basis to cover information, to make interviews, and to write. Also they will know how to find data – data that can be trusted, experts, and resources to produce reports on different topics.

“The Cambodian Independent Journalism Foundation, with the Club of Cambodian Journalists as partner, invited Ms. Margaret Freaney, who is an experienced journalist from the United States of America, for the five day training course. Ms. Margaret Freaney is a founding academic director of the Caucasus School of Journalism in Georgia. Working for the Independent Journalism Foundation and the International Center for Journalists in Washington, she has trained many journalists, including Journalists from Cambodia and Vietnam.

“The representative of the Independent Journalism Foundation in Cambodia, Mr. Peter Starr, said, ‘The Independent Journalism Foundation is satisfied to sponsor this second workshop in Cambodia, where Ms. Margaret Freaney is the trainer, who is an excellent trainer for international journalists and a former editor of several newspapers in the United States. She has also great experiences of being a reporter on the health sector.’

“The Club of Cambodian Journalists is an independent organization committed to serve the interests of journalists and to protect journalists, as well as to promote press freedom and to strengthen journalism in Cambodia.” Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4611, 10.6.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Tuesday, 10 June 2008


Chakraval, Vol.16, #2784, 10.6.2008

  • Merchants Still Sell Illegal Medicines and Fake Nutrition Food [Elken Spirulina brand] on the Market, No Health Officials Care


Chouy Khmer, Vol.2, #117, 10.6.2008

  • Khieu Kanharith Delivered [on 9 June 2008] a Letter to the Court to Request the Release on Bail for [the editor-in-chief of Moneaksekar Khmer and candidate of the Sam Rainsy Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections] Dam Sith; Judge Chhai Kong Has Not Released Dam Sith from the Prey Sar Prison
  • [Senator from the Cambodian People’s Party] Oknha Ly Yong Phat Grabs Citizens’ Land in Srae Ambel District [Koh Kong], the Government Dares Not to Take Any Action

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1663, 10.6.2008

  • [The Father King] Samdech Euv, [the former Queen] Samdech Mae, and the King Will Go to China on 1 August 2008 [to participate in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and then to have medical check-ups in Beijing]

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #173, 10.6.2008

  • Diesel Fuel in Britain Costs More than US$2 per Liter – How Much Income Does a Person Earn?


Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3482, 10.6.2008

  • Immigration Police of Poipet Border Crossing Fake Identification Documents to Extort Money from Citizens [who want to cross the border to work in Thailand]
  • The Arrest of the Editor-in-Chief of Moneaksekar Khmer Is a Method to Silence Voices before the Election


Prachea Chun Khmer, Vol.2, #38, 9-13.6.2008

  • Season when Fishing Is Prohibited Approaches, but Fishing Crimes Continue


Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4611, 10.6.2008

  • Cambodia Called for Development Assistance in the Field of Agriculture from Rich Countries [at the high-level conference on world food security in Rome]
  • Samdech Dekchor: “To Minimize Gap between the Cities and the Rural Areas, It Is Important to Minimize the Knowledge Gap”
  • The European Community Will Send Election Observers Soon [for the forth term election in Cambodia]
    [Former Thai Prime Minister] Anan Panyarachun: Quarrelsome Political Parties Cannot Be Reconciled


Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.15, #3329, 10.6.2008

  • While Hun Sen Is Boasting, Economic Growth Drops from 10% to 7%


Sralanh Khmer, Vol.3, #676, 10.6.2008

  • Civil Society Organizations Ask Leaders of the Eleven Parties to Include Anti-Corruption Law into Their Policy Priorities

Have a look at last week’s editorial: Realizing that energy problems are not simply oil problems – so what shall we do?

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