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TV outlets in the country—all of which are operated by government officials, their family, or friends of the ruling party—have essentially “committed a suicide” by failing to broadcast quality news, said Kounila Keo, a blogger and public policy scholar.
Cambodian TV “has not been able to deliver news besides ‘daily protocol news’ and pure entertainment programs,” Ms. Keo said.
Ms. Keo said the internet’s wider reach would likely bring greater civic engagement and more open public discourse without fear of repercussions.