Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association
Our leadership team, their roles and responsiblities
Before becoming Executive Director of CamboJA in 2020, Nop Vy was CamboJA’s board director while he was serving as a Media Director at Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM)—the birthplace of CamboJA. Nop Vy has been working as social worker, reporter, news editor and editor-in-chief since 2001. He holds bachelor’s degree in law and master’s degree in private law from the Royal University of Law and Economy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and an associate degree in journalism from the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2006.
Chhorn Chansy is currently serving as editor-in-chief for CamboJA News. He started his career in journalism in 2007 with the Cambodia Daily from being an environmental reporter to assignment editor and news editor until the Newspaper was forced to shut down in 2017. He then worked as freelance journalist and assistant to researchers until 2018 before working at Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) as a consultant responsible for coordinating freelance journalists, providing mentorship to interns and managing VOD English website. He was also a trainer for Newsroom Cambodia project at CCIM, which provides practical journalistic trainings to potential youths until he was voted by CamboJA’s board of directors to be editor-in-chief of CamboJA News.
Communications & Resource Mobilization Coordinator
Before serving at CamboJA as a communications and resource mobilisation coordinator, Cheng Mengchou was a freelance journalist and full-time journalism lecturer at Department of Media and Communication at Royal University of Phnom Penh where she did her BA in Media Management. Previously, she was a news reporter, newscaster, and election coverage coordinator for Radio Free Asia (RFA Khmer service) before its Phnom Penh bureau was forced to shut down in 2017. She was also coordinating RFA Khmer’s coverage during the 2018 general elections while undertaking MA degree in Global Citizenship, Identities, and Human Rights, from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom through Chevening Scholarship Programme.
Capacity Development Manager
Narin has 10 years of experience in the field of media advocacy to enhance independent media, press freedom, access to information, freedom of expression, and promote professional journalism through the facilitation of training courses. She was also a producer of radio programs on good governance and anti-corruption topics.
Capacity Development Officer
Phuon Kongkea is a self-taught and on-the-job trained young media professional who has been working in the field of media and journalism training since 2017. As a former project coordinator at Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), she has worked with different target groups such as professional journalists, citizen journalists, and university students. Throughout her work experience, she has been trained and later become a trainer on Media Information Literacy, Gender and Child Rights, and Do-no-harm. Kongkea successfully graduated Bachelor of Arts at the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in 2015.
Research & Advocacy Manager
Him Khortieth has more than 15 years of experience working in different media organizations and development NGOs, including the Voice of Democracy (VOD), the Asia Calling radio program, the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM), United Nations for Development Program (UNDP), the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) and the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF). In addition to his skills in communications, advocacy, community development and project management, he also has news reporting skills.
Research and Advocacy Officer
Rithy is an indigenous Tumpoun youth from northeastern Cambodia. Before joining CamboJA in March 2022 to serve as Research & Advocacy Officer, he had worked as a Volunteered Assistant at VSO, freelance translator, interpreter, and Program Officer at Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA) for more than 3 years. Rithy graduated from Royal University of Law and Economics in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations.
Khy Sovuthy is a news editor at CamboJA News and a founding member of CamboJA. He had previously worked for the Cambodia Daily as a reporter for nearly ten years and Khmer Times for more than 2 years. He has completed various journalism training courses in Cambodia and abroad including Investigative Reporting of Internews in Cambodia in 2008, Engaging Media for Social Accountability in 2009, and Leadership and Management Skill in Thailand and Singapore in 2014
Sorn Sarath is senior reporter and member at Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA). He has been 15 years of working experience in different media companies including the Voice of Democracy as feature editor, Phnom Penh Post and Khmer Times newspaper as the business editor. He graduated from bachelor decree of English from Phnom Penh International University.
Khuon Narim is senior reporter and member at Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA). He has 10 years of working experience in different media companies including the Cambodia Daily and Khmer Times newspaper. He graduated from Business faculty of Build Bright University and attended a two-year vocational training course of journalism, design, audio and computer science. He also attended a journalism training course in London, UK in 2013.
Sreypich is a news reporter of CamboJA News. Previously, she worked as a news reporter at a local news agency for almost two years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in media management from Department of Media and Communication of Royal University of Phom Penh in 2021.
Pring Samrang has been a professional photojournalist for many years. He has worked for Cambodge Soir Newspaper from 2005 until 2008, for the Cambodia Daily from 2008 – 2011 and for Reuters from 2011 until 2020. He has also provided photojournalism training to many young Cambodians.
Uon Chhin joined CamboJA as a part-time video producer in December 2021. He attended several professional courses in journalism and video production at Royal University of Phnom Penh. He had previously worked at Radio Free Asia’s Khmer service for over 10 years as a reporter, translator, video reporter, video editor and TV team coordinator until its Phnom Penh bureau was forced to close in 2017 during independent media crackdown in the lead up to 2018 national elections. Soon after the shut-down, Chhin together with another former RFA journalist were arrested and spent nearly a year behind bars on “espionage” charges until released on bail in August 2018.
Finance and Admin Manager
Srun Ratha has been involved in finance and administrative work since 2013. She was a finance coordinator at Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) from 2019 until August 2020 before joining CamboJA in September. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking and a Master’s degree in Finance from the National University of Management.
Raksa has more than 15 years of experience working as accountant at various institutions before joining CamboJA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management and an associate degree of accounting from Build Bright University.