Saturday, November 23, 2013

Information Minister Orders TVK to Scrap Tedious Coverage

By Alex Willemyns, The Cambodia Daily
November 22, 2013 

If Information Minister Khieu Kanharith is any indication, even the government is tiring of state television.

Mr. Kanharith announced on Facebook on Wednesday that he had personally ordered the state-run TVK channel to stop broadcasting the comings and goings of state officials on foreign excursions.
“This morning I ordered TVK not to broadcast stories about high-ranking ministry officials and their entourages that are sending them off on the trips or greeting them on their way back, except for in-person interviews about the important news,” Mr. Kanharith wrote in his post.

“Good news: A reform,” one commentator replied.

Mr. Kanharith said that trips abroad by Senate President Chea Sim, National Assembly President Heng Samrin, King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen would be exempt from the order.

The government of Mr. Hun Sen has for years maintained a tight grip over the country’s broadcast media, with each of the nine licensed television stations either owned by or closely aligned with the ruling CPP.

TVK filled Thursday afternoon’s programming with broadcasts of CPP dignitaries in the Senate lauding the new national budget.

Moeun Chhean Nariddh, director of the Cambodian Center for Media Studies, said that the government’s decadesold confidence that it can broadcast what it wishes without losing viewers to competitors was waning.

“The media now has to do something to win over the support from the public, because ignoring important stories in their blackout now does not work,” Mr. Chhean Nariddh said.

“People are now looking to other channels, particularly to Facebook pages and other social media outlets,” he added.

He said even state officials themselves are tiring of the constant displays of pomp and protocol on television.

“They only watch themselves,” he said of the officials. “They have contact with the journalists and they try to make sure that their stories get on television.”

“It’s a good start for the Information Minister to remind journalists that there are more important stories they need to work on than broadcasting displays of government protocol.”

The CPP government’s slipping grip on information in the country as people turn away from state TV and toward online news has been put in the spotlight over the past two weeks.

Government spokespeople have struggled to maintain the narrative of a restrained police force falling victim to violent hooligans as a stream of videos uploaded by ordinary Facebook users and human rights monitors like Licadho have provided more compelling and informative viewing.

Footage uploaded to the social networking site last week showed police beating monks and unarmed civilians, firing pistols repeatedly in the direction of protesters and, in one case, threatening to kill and then dump the body of a student.

Mr. Kanharith did not respond to requests for comment over what would fill the gap left by the coverage of officials coming and going on foreign trips.

Mr. Chhean Nariddh, for his part, said he was hopeful the move by Mr. Kanharith was a sign the government was beginning to recognize the limitations of its authoritarian grip on broadcast media.

“He was a professional journalist for some time before he became information minister,” he said. “He knows what journalists should do and should not do.”


Anonymous said...

Don't watch shit of Cpp crabs putting on T.V repeated/replayed/ re-arranged with looking good them,but nothing is NEWS!....Cpp news on T.V will be death soon,no one watch its T.V anymore.I only watch Kicking boxing at it.I didn't like the announcer(s) always thanks the Cpp thugs called them EK ODOM,OKNHA ,JUM TEAV etc. etc.I am tired of them,wasted time delay boxing.I wish democratic party has T.V station and compete with Cpp thugs to kill their stupid bias T.V. ah Kiev kanhjas ridh,your Cpp thugs' T.V will be no one watching it soon.


Anonymous said...

Where is the $60 millions that you sell this TVK to foreigner?

Anonymous said...

ah kanhjas Kdamjor ought to stop his insanity here on KI-Media. He ought to go "choy maer vear tov"!

Anonymous said...

Communist style propaganda can only good for so long. People are not as stupid as they used to be so CPP can't fool or brainwash them anymore. CPP - either you change or you die.

Anonymous said...

A KHIEVE KHAN NA RITH Minister of Information WILL get SIN soon because he abused too many young Cambodian girls, remember all HUN SEN Ministers only A KHIEVE KHANA RITH LIKES FUCKING TOO MUCH, SOME PEOPLE SAID AS LONG AS IT HAS GOT A HOLE A KHAN NA RITH WILL FUCK ALL.

Anonymous said...

Ah Kbot Cheat Hun Sen, Ah Leukeu Sihamoni, and Ah Kanharith Lith Kdet Yuon.

These 3 assholes will join Ah Sihanouk in hell soon.

Anonymous said...

*អ្នកស្រី ទេព វន្នី​ AUNG SAN SUU KYI(ខ្មែរ)
......រំដោះ.....បាន យោម បុប្ផា!

*ចុះអាស្វាយួនសម រង្ស៊ី អារញឹមបោក
តាំងខ្លួនជា មហាខ្មេះគន្ធី (ស្មែរ)
ប្រទេសជាតិ បានហើយឬនៅ?

Anonymous said...

Dear compatriots,

During this crucial time in our history, we should understand and accept most of the precautious measures taken by the CNRP's leaders after the election.

The task to remove the election’s loser CPP and Hun Sen from power requires patience, perseverance, flexibility, and great determination.

So, please be patient !!

The December 10th demonstration must be centered only on the election's loser CPP and Hun Sen to concede their defeat or accept the formation of an independent committee to investigate the election's irregularities or opt to have a new election.

So far, this Yuon slave illegal government of Hun Sen has been playing dumb by acting like it is the winner of the election and ignoring all local and international critics.

The loser CPP must go !!

Khmer people have voted you (Hun Sen) out !!

The CPP's time is up !!

Best wishes and good luck to the CNRP and its leaders for their noble efforts to save Cambodia from the traitorous CPP’s government and its evil master Vietnam.

Bun Thoeun

Anonymous said...

Look that dark one in the back of the picture. he one of khmer leader today since a long time. he fucking dump and stupid know nothing...He couldn't do or give a shit about khmer country or people. That why khmer look like shit today 2013... leader and stupid and uneducated.

Anonymous said...

CPP member are using them to sell and make money of Cambodia today....

Anonymous said...

You swearing agitate angry is bad for health since your already have PTSD and abused by K.R /Hun Sen thugs,you should avoid this site little old grumpy woman! perhaps you're too old to handle sarcastics of people in here wrote.Stop swearing,be civiized as a normal an old grandma,don't forget to take your PTSD pills as direct by your physician. I am concerning about your HEALTH and don't forget to take your High blood pressure pills as well,okay cranny!?


Anonymous said...

Hey ah Kanjass Choy M'rai calling yourself "Kdamjor" (kdor Cham ក្ដ ចាម), quit before you get every one of your comment deleted by KI-Media staff. Go fuck your mother since you think so much of your "Kdor" which means prick/dick. Go stick your "kdor"/prick/dick in your mother's or daugther's ass. Khmer people does not need a sick person like you here on KI-Media.

Anonymous said...

អ្នកណាជឿថា ពួកអាឆ្កែកន្ទុយខ្វៀនអស់នេះធ្វើ
ការកែប្រែនោះ សុទ្ធតែអ្នកទទួលលាភសការៈពី
ពួកអាបោកប្រាស់កន្ទុយខ្វៀន ឬ ស្គាល់ពួកវា
ស្តើងពេកហើយ ។ ការសម្តែងឲគេមើលនេះ វា
កើតឡើងជាង៣០ឆ្នាំហើយ ៗ បើនៅមានអ្នក
ជឿទៀត នោះប្រហែលជាអ្នកនោះខុសពីធម្មតា
ហើយ ។

ត្រូវឲយល់ថា មិនមែនពួកវាមិនចេះ មិនដឹងថា
ត្រូវធ្វើបែបហ្នឹងទេ ហេតុអ្វីបានជាជាង ៣០ ​ឆ្នំា មកនេះពួកវាមិនព្រមធ្វើ ហេតុអ្វីពួកវាទើបតែ
នឹកឃើញធ្វើនៅពេលនេះ ? ។ បើប៉ុណ្ណឹង ក៍
មិនយល់ដែរ នោះកុំបាច់ធ្វើអ្វីទាំងអស់ ទៅបោក
ក្បាលនឹងដុំតៅហ៊ូឲស្លាប់ទៅប្រសើជាជាង ។ រស់នៅនាំតែទម្ងន់ផែនដី ឬ ចង្អៀតផែនដីទេ ទុកដីឲអ្នកដែលមានខួរក្បាលរស់នៅទៅវាមាន
ប្រយោជន៍ជាង ។

Anonymous said...

ឪ!ព្រះអើយសូមឲ្យខ្ញុំទាំងបីក្បាលជាកញ្ជះយួនដាច់ថ្លៃនេះឆាប់បានចូលនរកឆាប់ៗខាងមុខនេះ ​ ឲ្យសំជាទោសកំហុសដែលខ្ញុំបានធ្វើផងចុះ ពីព្រោះខ្ញុំបានធ្វើអំបាបមកលើប្រជាជនខ្មែរច្រើនណាស់។

Anonymous said...

Kdamjor = Kdor Cham

Kdam jet = Kdet Cham's girl

Anonymous said...

Khmere is a curse nation why we never having peace .?Cpp + vietnam overthrow pol pot, cnrp say hun sen traitors. Ah lopCpp help poor desperate people, samram cy call for stop foreign donation, ah chkout.Cpp build schools educated, millions students every years, cnrp stop them. Ah pleur.Cpp open sky wellcome investor, cnrp burn their factories. Mike

Anonymous said...

គួរតែឈប់សរសេរថា ទទក ព្រោះទទកត្រូវតែ
ផ្សាយគ្រប់ហេតុការណ៍របស់ខ្មែរក្នុងកម្ពុជា គួរ
កែ ទូរទស្សន៍គណបក្សប្រជាជនទៅ មិនដឹង
ជាផ្សាយពងក្ដអីទេ មានយួនផងតើ ?

Anonymous said...

There is one guy with multiple personalities that can write in Khmer, French and English flip-flopping from being a bad guy to a good guy fooling KI-Media readers and staff. This sick person will be revealed as soon as Google returns the result of my inquiry.

Anonymous said...

Heng Samrin, Chea Sim , So Phim were former Khmer Viet Minh who used to work under yuon Viet Minh order during French economy between 1946-1954.( early 1954 ).

1975-1978 Heng Samrin, Chea Sim , So Phim controled Eastern Zone and Ros Nhim who was in law with So Phim.

Ros Nhim controlled Battambang and Po Sath between 1975-1978.

Heng Samrin was a military commander of Hun Sen.

So Phim was a military commander of Heng Seng Samrin.

So Phim was a member of a permanent committee of the communist party of Kampuchea between 1975-1978 and killed ( shoot himself ) in 1978 when So Phim was on the run to Srok Youn as Heng Samrin , Chea Sim and Hun Sen did, but So Phim was surrounded by Khmer Rouge solders who loyal to Pol Pot in 1978.

Anonymous said...

Khmer Rouge between 1975-1979.

The permanent committee members of Democratic Kampuchea between 1975-1978 and between 1975-1979 were the one who had most power in their hands as follow:

A combination of former Khmer Viet Minh and a Paris student group.

1. Pol Pot.
2. Nuon Chea.
3. Ieng Sary.
4. So Phim.
5. Vorn Vet.
6. Son Sen.
7. Ta Mok.

The permanent committee members of Democratic Kampuchea between 1975-1979.

1. Pol Pot.
2. Nuon Chea.
3. Ieng Sary.
4. Son Sen.
5. Ta Mok.

Note: Ta Mok did not study in France as Pol Pot, Ieng Sary, Son Sen but Ta Mok was in group of Paris students group.

PS. A Paris students group had a strong policy against Indochina Federation.

Khieu Samphn , Hu Nim, Hu Yuon were not members of the permanent committee of the Communist party of Kamuchea ( or DK ) between 1975-1979.

If we look at Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in Hanoi ECCC in Cambodia there is only one permanent member committee left that is Nuon Chea and Nuon Chea was in a Paris student group who had a strong policy against Indochina Federation but Khieu Samphan not but they both will face life imprisonment not because of they are accused of killing millions Cambodia between 1975-1979 but because they supported Pol Pot's strong policy against Indochina Federation.

Anonymous said...

ALL CAMBODIAN must stand up to overthrow HUN SEN FROM the power now, otherwise Cambodia will be too late to liberate our country from Vietnamese communist