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Post ranks among Cambodia's most independent, unbiased media outlets: survey

A man reads the Khmer edition of the Phnom Penh Post at a newsstand in Phnom Penh in 2015.
A man reads the Khmer edition of the Phnom Penh Post at a newsstand in Phnom Penh in 2015. Pha Lina

Post ranks among Cambodia's most independent, unbiased media outlets: survey

An annual survey of journalists has ranked The Phnom Penh Post as a key source of independent and unbiased news in Cambodia.

Released yesterday by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, the 2017 survey gave The Post the top score among print, broadcast and digital media currently operating in the country.

Media outlets were ranked on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing "always independent and unbiased" and 5 representing "never independent". The now-shuttered Cambodia Daily, which was forced to close in September amid a crackdown on independent media, ranked highest in the survey, with 1.7. The Post was a close second at 1.9.

Other highly ranked outlets that have either been shuttered or had their journalism "severely disrupted" include Voice of America (2), Voice of Democracy (2.4) and Radio Free Asia (2.4).

Radio France International was the second-highest ranked currently operating outlet, and fourth-ranked overall, with a score of 2.3.

CCIM surveyed 75 journalists working in Cambodia, including reporters, photographers, editors, producers and publishers. Some Post employees were among those surveyed.

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