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Phnom Penh Post nets two prizes at Asian media event

Phnom Penh Post nets two prizes at Asian media event

For the third time since 2010, the Post was honoured at the WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards, taking home two prizes at a ceremony in Hong Kong on Thursday for its feature writing and news photography.

In the category of Best Editorial Content – Newspaper Feature Article, the Post took home silver for its January 2013 story "Big Biz Using Tiny Hands", an investigation by May Titthara and Stuart White exposing widespread child labour on a Kampong Speu sugar plantation owned by tycoon and Cambodian People’s Party Senator Ly Yong Phat.

Within a week of the story, the plantation – owned by the Phnom Penh Sugar Company – tightened its policies by issuing a directive to its sub-contractors threatening fines and eventual termination for anyone discovered to be using child labour.

The Post was also awarded the silver medal in the category of Best in Photojournalism – News Photography, for Vireak Mai’s photograph of a bloodied man fleeing police at a fatal garment sector wage riot in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district in November.


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