Cambodia Daily

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The Cambodia Daily is an independent newspaper published five days a week in Phnom Penh. It was established to provide a foundation for a free press in Cambodia and to train a new generation of journalists. Its founder and publisher is a veteran American journalist who covered Cambodia in the 1960s for Newsweek and saw an opportunity to help the fledgling democracy by launching a newspaper here after the U.N.-supervised elections of 1993. Cambodia, which suffered intolerable pain and misery through the genocide by the Pol Pot regime of 1975 to 1979 that cost the lives of more than 1 million of its people, remains one of the poorest nations in the region. It is afflicted by a multitude of problems including HIV/AIDS, millions of buried land mines, a high level of malaria infection in the rural areas, and general medical shortcomings. Crime, corruption and the illegal logging of Cambodia’s forests have further hampered its development. Source

Scope National
Language English
Country Cambodia
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