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Written on 23/12/2016, 16:04 by ccim
ccim-completes-its-4th-media-forum-on-access-to-information-with-journalists     In December 2016, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), with the cooperation and funding support of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conducted its fourth media forum in Siem Reap where journalists from different media organizations in the north-western part of Cambodia were given an opportunity to engage in the final round of discussion of a draft law on access to information. This forum raised the same concerns of the draft law that were addressed in the previous media forums.  The lack of standards, limited...
Written on 12/12/2016, 01:29 by ccim
media-literacy-now-in-school-curriculum   It might be boring if someone approaches and tells you that the new school term starts in October because that is normal in Cambodia. However, you would be surprised if you were told that a total of 94,500 grade 12 for the students are learning Media Literacy as part of their official curriculum for this 2016-17 academic year.   With the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) of Cambodia finally approving the inclusion of Media Literacy in its official high school curriculum, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Line, Instagram, and Google+ are not only used for fun,...
Written on 07/12/2016, 12:15 by ccim
access-to-information-law-what-does-it-mean-for-journalists     The Ministry of Information of Cambodia is drafting a law on access to information. The purpose of this draft is to assure that access to information are assured by law to maintain accuracy and transparency. While the draft law is still in progress waiting for a series of constructive debates among the stakeholders, particularly the journalists, the advertisement of the draft law remains limited, given the facts that not many journalists are aware of this draft law. More critically, the draft law still comes to exist along with regulations and legal punishments creating the...
Written on 25/11/2016, 06:59 by ccim
bridging-forum-connecting-citizen-journalists-with-professional-journalists   While Citizen Journalists (CJs) and Professional Journalists (PJs) work to achieve the ultimate goal of fact finding and reporting, it is obvious that CJs remain, to some extent, far behind PJs, given the lack of technical skills and experience. To cope with these challenges, the annual “Bridging Forum,” organized by Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), a leading institution in training CJs, was held on November 20, 2016 with the participation of His Excellency Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information, representatives from CCIM’s partners, professional journalists,...