With the pandemic accelerating people’s use of social media as their primary source of information, IWPR is training journalists in Cambodia in how to remain relevant online amid the spread of disinformation.
Facebook is by far Cambodia’s leading social media, with more than 90 per cent of the population on the network. Thai Sothea, a multimedia journalist who founded the business news site Cambonomist, noted that most Cambodians lacked media literacy and struggled to distinguish quality from poor content.
In addition, the unprecedented pace and scale of the spread of disinformation had served to erode trust in mainstream institutions such as the media.
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