Independent Cambodian News Outlet Starts Publishing in English

Phnom Penh – On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, an English news website was launched Friday to help revive the stifled independent media landscape in Cambodia.

“[We] established [it] because we saw the lack of independent media platforms in Cambodia that provide very independent information to the people living outside Cambodia, especially the international community,” said Nop Vy, director of the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, or CCIM.

Until recently, Voice of Democracy’s news website was written in the Cambodian language, Khmer. VOD, which published a few articles recently, hopes to fill in the gap left behind by independent news outlets that were forced to close or were sold over the past few years, Nop Vy added.

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