Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association

UNESCO Manual for Investigative Journalists is now available in Khmer

Originally published in English by UNESCO in 2009 and subsequently translated into dozen languages and used in many journalism schools around the world, CamboJA has translated the “Story-based Inquiry” into Khmer language, aiming to make such a valuable learning material more accessible for Cambodian journalism trainers, editors, reporters, students, and others who are interested in investigative journalism. This Manual (around 200 pages in Khmer) will guide readers through the basics of conceiving, structuring, researching, composing and publishing an investigation. The Khmer version has been officially launched on 31st August 2021 through Zoom webinar with participation from journalists, media professionals, media students, human rights defenders, and development partners. The event was also broadcast live on Facebook page of CamboJA and our partners.

The full handbook in Khmer language and English can be downloaded here KH | EN

The manual translation is part of CamboJA’s project funded by UNESCO IPDC (International Programme for the Development of Communication), which aims to strengthen Cambodian journalists’ capacity on investigative journalism to promote media pluralism, freedom of expression, and access to information in Cambodia. Under this project, a five-day training on investigative journalism has been organised to build the capacity of journalists in Cambodia to produce critical and investigative stories, using the UNESCO’s “Story-based Inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists” as a training guide.

Upon the training, the participants have also received mentorship support from experienced journalists to put the lessons into practice.

Read their articles in Khmer.

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