Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Media crush expected at summit

Media crush expected at summit

The Peace Palace will be brimming with more than 1,700 journalists when the ASEAN Summit opens in Phnom Penh from November 18 to 20, Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith said yesterday.

“More than 1,600 reporters from around the globe have registered for the summit already,” he said yesterday. “But we’re expecting even more.”

Floor space could come at a premium for journalists battling for turf – and that’s without taking into account the sheer number of reporters accompanying leaders to the summit.

Freshly re-elected, US President Barack Obama’s entourage alone is expected to reach triple figures, Kanharith said.

“We’ve been contacted by the White House to inform us that more than 100 reporters will travel with Obama,” he said. “Then there are the reporters who will travel with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and leaders from China, Japan and other countries.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Sen David at david.sen@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc