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Cambodian journalists awarded for being road safety reporting role models

18-08-2016

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Mr. Chhoun Voun, Deputy Secretariat of the National Road Safety Committee, speaks during the awards ceremony.

AIP Foundation, in collaboration with FIA Foundation as part of the “Agents for Change program, honored seven Cambodian journalists at the Journalist Awards for Excellence in Road Safety Media for their reporting, which focused on helmet use in the country. Twenty journalists applied and submitted projects that were published on print and online media, as well as on television and radio outlets.

“The reporting done by both the applicants and winners showcases the importance of using the media to enforce legislative changes, especially in light of the mandatory helmet law that went into effect in January of this year,” H.E Khiev Kahnarith, of the Ministry of Information, said. “I am hopeful for how we as the government can collaborate with journalists to make our country’s roads safer for all.”

The winners were selected by a combination of official scores from judges, as well as online engagement from the public via social media and traditional media channels. The radio portion of the competition attracted 10,000 listeners. Some Facebook posts received nearly 200 likes or more than 50 shares.

For more information read the press release here.

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