Daily Reporters Win Top Investigative Award

Aun Pheap and Zsombor Peter, veteran journalists at The Cambodia  Daily, last night won a major Excellence in Investigative Reporting award from the Society of Publishers in Asia, which held a gala event in Hong Kong.

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A van packed with logs drives down National Road 7 in Tbong Khmum province last week. Dozens of vans like it ply the road daily. This van ended up next to the Daun Roath border gate in Memot district, where local villagers regularly sell the logs to buyers from Vietnam. (Enric Catala)

The pair won for their investigative feature, “Still Taking a Cut” (December 16), which exposed military involvement in Cambodia’s illegal timber trade. Mr. Pheap and Mr. Peter are currently facing court action from authorities in Ratanakkiri province for a separate story.

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