CCIM was established in June 2007 and registered with the Ministry of Interior as a non-governmental organization. CCIM is the legal entity of VOD Radio, which originally began airing in January 2003 under the supervision of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
CCIM began operating its own radio station, Sarika FM, in October 2008, bringing educational and informative programs to the Cambodian airwaves. At the end of the first quarter of 2009, CCIM began operating another radio station in Siem Reap, and by 2009, Sarika FM had a combined coverage area of 14 out of 24 provinces and municipalities, with a potential listenership of 8.5 million of Cambodia’s total 14 million population.
CCIM has brought about the cooperation of numerous international NGOs, local NGOs, networks companies, and community based organizations in order to effectively build an independent media network in Cambodia.
In 2011, CCIM focused on multimedia approaches to production and dissemination by:
Our Mission and Vision
Vision: “Every Body Well informed and Educated, Every Body Developed”
Mission statement: Promoting democratic governance, transparency and freedom of expression through unbiased news and other media, while providing a voice to disadvantaged groups and aiding the development of independent, sustainable and professional media institutions
CCIM’s VOD Radio has become a unique local media broadcaster in Cambodia and is known for quality public-service radio programming. It is recognized not only for its public service orientation but also as an independent and professional broadcaster.
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