Although he is studying for a history major at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Saut Sok Heng, 23, wants to be involved in the media sector. He has a dream that someday he will be a professional journalist. Many things inspired this dream.
He knows that a journalism career is risky for some journalists who ignore ethics and law, but he thinks that if he stays true to the professional ideals, he will become a media practitioner, and be recognised and valued in society.
“When I do it in the right way, people will value me,” he said.
Sok Heng has been interested in journalism since he left Kampong Cham to study in the city. It was then that he started reading newspapers and listening to the radio. He has since become hooked on columns and news analysis written by professional journalists.
If his dream comes true, the first work he wants to do is to share the news related to social and development issues.
“I am studying history. Can I become a journalist? And how should I prepare to achieve my dream?”