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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,...
Written on 11/11/2016, 02:19 by ccim
citizen-journalists-small-contribution-big-impact-on-society With the cooperation between Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) and Denmark-based DanChurchAid (DCA), a three-day training course on citizen journalism has just been conducted from 4 to 6 November 2016. Even though the rapid advancement of information technologies has encouraged citizens to play more constructive roles in information dissemination, the lack of professionalism in certain area, such as art of news writing, codes of ethics, photography skills and techniques for information, communication technology (ICT) security remains the critical challenge for citizen...
Written on 21/09/2016, 09:11 by CCIM
bringing-the-voice-of-the-voiceless “I want to be a journalist because I will be able to help bring the voice of the voiceless out to claim their rights and justice.” When his community was forced off their land in 2009 by an economic land concession, 42-year- old Hun Dimo felt the need to tell their story. Displaced in a temporary community dubbed “Sen Serey,” Dimo and his fellow villagers found themselves in dire straits, without access to clean water, toilet facilities or public health services. Their situation further deteriorated shortly after their arrival at Sen Serey when the village was hit by a storm...