Asia Media Summit closes in Cambodia, calling for regulations against fake news, cyber-crimes

Siem Reap – The 16th Asia Media Summit concluded here Thursday, calling for regulation-making to fight against fake news and cyber-crimes, said Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith.

“The summit and pre-summit workshops have addressed concerns caused by digital media, which requires relevant authorities to make regulations to anti-cybercrimes, fake news, and training people to raise awareness and enhance media profession,” he said in a speech during the closing ceremony.

The minister said on the sidelines of the summit, an information ministerial meeting held on Wednesday agreed to launch “Angkor Fake News Initiative,” which was a year-long research project to find out appropriate measures to counter fake news.

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