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Newspaper name still carries ‘corruption’

Newspaper name still carries ‘corruption’

A freelance journalist has agreed to change the name of his newspaper, but is still waiting for the Anti-Corruption Unit’s head to approve its new name.

Ros Sokhet, 43, who plans to publish a four-page black and white weekly newspaper, had his application for a licence rejected last month due to ACU president Om Yentieng’s concerns that a newspaper called Anti-Corruption News would be associated with his government agency.

 The newspaper’s name had since been changed to Revelation-Corruption News to no avail, Ros Sokhet said. “I informed the Information Ministry officer about the new name, but he told me that the ministry would not give me the licence if I still used the word ‘corruption’,” he said. 

However, the officer told him that the licence would be granted if he could secure the permission of Om Yentieng.

Ros Sokhet said his attempts to contact the ACU head had been unsuccessful. “I went to meet with the president of ACU, Om Yentieng, last Wednesday, but his cabinet declined to meet with me.


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