P OST reporter Mang Channo has scooped the top prize in the 1995 Environmental
Journalism and Photography Awards, sponsored by the Ministry of
Channo's feature on shrimp farmers destroying the mangrove
forests in Koh Kong won him a meal and overnight stay for two at the Cambodiana
hotel, three bottles of Freixenet champagne, a $50 phone card from Telstra and
an English dictionary given by CFBT Education Services.
Channo, 30, also
placed second in the professional photography category with a picture of
mangrove destruction. Associated Press photographer Ou Neakiry's picture of
children stalking the Phnom Penh rubbish dump won first prize.
hired in August 1992, was the first full-time Cambodian reporter employed by the
Phnom Penh Post.