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Rasmei Kampuchea Daily. Rasmei Kampuchea is Cambodia’s largest daily newspaper. The paper was started in 1993. It circulates about 18,000 copies in Khmer.
The Cambodia Daily Khmer. The Cambodia Daily is an English and Khmer language news site that writes and aggregates news about Cambodia. It was originally an English-language daily newspaper based in Cambodia from 1993 to 2017, and was considered a newspaper of record for Cambodia.
According to the owners, the 2017 closure was the result of a dispute with the Cambodian government over a US$6.3 million tax bill, which was disputed by the newspaper’s ownership as politically motivated. The newspaper ceased its daily print newspaper, but still maintains a small online presence, and is no longer located in Cambodia.
In 2017, the Cambodian government ordered ISP’s to block The Cambodia Daily’s website from within Cambodia.
Koh Santepheap Daily – Koh Santepheap is a Khmer language weekly newspaper published in Cambodia with its headquarters in Phnom Penh. According to the Media Ownership Monitor, it is the most widely read paper in the country. It was founded in 1967 by Chou Thany. During the Khmer Rouge, publication was shut down and Thany killed in the Cambodian Genocide. It resumed operation in January 1993, owned by Thong Uy Pang and Yin Phanny, husband and wife who also served as editor-in-chief and manager, respectively. In 1998, Pang was shot while at a temple, blaming “powerful politicians in the present government.”Their daughter, Thong Sovanrangsi, took over management, and in 2005 Pol Saroeun replaced Pang as editor. It has ties to government via the Cambodian People’s Party, and shares employees in common with the Interior Ministry, giving the paper access to stories about crime it has become known for. Liu Yangyue cites it, along with the Phnom Penh Post, as an example of news “under control of the government or individual politicians”, a claim which the owners and editor denies
The Phnom Penh Post is a daily English-language newspaper published in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Founded in 1992 by publisher Michael Hayes and Kathleen O’Keefe, it is Cambodia’s oldest English-language newspaper. The paper was initially published fortnightly as a full-color tabloid; in 2008 it increased frequency to daily publication and redesigned the format as a Berliner. The Phnom Penh Post is also available in Khmer. It previously published a weekend magazine, 7Days, in its Friday edition. Since July 2014, it has published a weekly edition on Saturdays called Post Weekend. Post Weekend was folded into the paper as a Friday supplement in 2017 and was discontinued in 2018.
It has a staff of Cambodian and foreign journalists covering national news. The newspaper includes specific business, lifestyle and sports sections, and also prints a “Police Blotter”, which has items related to crime translated from local Khmer-language dailies.
Since its founding in Phnom Penh in July 1992, the printed edition was published on a fortnightly basis. In early 2008, the newspaper received investment from some Australians and became a daily publication on August 8, 2008.
In May 2018 the newspaper was purchased by Malaysian businessman Sivakumar Ganapthy, who also owns a public relations firm known to have worked on behalf of the Cambodian government, prompting several senior writers to leave its newsroom. Describing the sale of the paper, one official for Amnesty International said, “We have witnessed the crumbling of Cambodia’s media freedom.” In response to criticism of the sale, Huy Vannak, acting as undersecretary of the Cambodian Interior Ministry, said, “It is a normal business, and it remains a newspaper.”

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