Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association
Strengthening the professionalism of journalists in Cambodia is one of our priorities to promote independent media and freedom of expression. This capacity development program is crucial to equip journalists with news writing and reporting skills, investigative reporting, safety guides, as well as to keep them up-to-date with knowledge and tools on digital media. We are working with various stakeholders to provide journalists with conceptual knowledge on pressing issues related to climate change, human rights, freedom of expression, food, agriculture, science, health, law, etc. These trainings do not only target journalists but also other media practitioners including media students, and citizen journalists or community reporters.
In partnership with Canal France International (CFI), Open Development Cambodia, and Mekhala Radiant Communications, through funding support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, CamboJA is cultivating the concept of science-based reporting among Cambodian journalists, especially our members. From April until May 2020, CamboJA and CFI set up an emergency scientific response team to answer journalists’ questions of COVID 19 and ensure the information published by reporters is reliable.
From June 2020, we have mobilised around 20 journalists every month to interact with scientists in different fields to have better understanding about the scientific topics.