Ministry of Information Reviews Last Year’s Information and Broadcasting Achievements

The Ministry of Information highlighted achievements of the information and broadcasting sectors in its two-day annual meeting opened here this morning under the chairmanship of its Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith.

Currently, Cambodia has 353 registered national and 44 international newspapers, 126 national and 61 international magazines, 21 news bulletins, 17 imported newspapers, 124 printing houses, 18 permanent offices of foreign news agencies and international TVs, and 40 media associations and information centres, according to a report released by H.E. Ouk Prathna, Secretary of State for Information.

Besides, he added, licenses of 178 newspapers, 129 magazines, and 22 news bulletins have been revoked.

According to H.E. Ouk Prakhna, there are 80 FM radio stations in Phnom Penh, and 254 FM radio stations with the broadcasting power from 1kW to 5 kW in different provinces.

For the TV broadcasting, the country has in total 154 analogue TVs, of which 22 in Phnom Penh (19 are in full operation while three in trial process), 5 digital TVs (Pay TVs), 2 DTH TVs and 133 cable TVs, of which 2 in the capital, without counting online TVs and Facebook TVs.

H.E. Khieu Kanharith congratulated the country's media on its achievements and wished more unity, solidarity, responsibility and good cooperation among them.

This is the pride of our media which has contributed to strengthening democracy, ensuring press freedom, human rights respect, freedom of expression under the rule of law, and maintaining peace, political stability, and social order in favor of the development of all domains, underlined H.E. Minister.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press