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The Phnom Penh Post wins at 2011 SOPA awards

The Phnom Penh Post wins at 2011 SOPA awards

The Phnom Penh Post is proud to have won the 2011 Society of Publishers in Asia awards for Breaking News and Multimedia, as well as receiving second place for business reporting. The Post’s coverage of the Diamond Island tragedy, in which 353 people were killed in a stampede on the final day of Cambodia’s annual water festival, received first place for Excellence in reporting breaking news.

The Verdict , our extensive interactive online package covering of the trial of the first suspect tried for the crimes committed by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch, was awarded first prize for Excellence in Multimedia News Presentation. The article Mystery Firm Sparks Investment Warning, an exposé of a dubious local property firm that led to the arrests of two of the group's managing directors, took second prize for Excellence in Business Reporting.

Congratulations to award winners Tep Nimol, May Titthara, David Boyle, Andy Ball, Seth Meixner, Jake Shoneker, Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, James O’Toole and all the Post staff who helped us win Excellence in Reporting Breaking News.

See the award winning entries here:

The Verdict (David Boyle, Andy Ball, Seth Meixner and Jake Shoneker, July 26, 2010)

Diamond Island tragedy

Hundreds die in tragic end to water festival’ (Post Staff, November 23, 2010)

‘The mourning after’ (Post staff, November 24, 2010)

‘Families send off loved ones in disaster’s wake’ (Tep Nimol and May Titthara, November 25, 2010)

‘Uncertainty over compensation’ (James O'Toole and Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, November 26, 2010)

‘Questions linger over bridge shocks’ (Thomas Miller, December 9, 2010)

Mystery Firm Sparks Investment Warning (James O'Toole, October 25, 2010)


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