VOA Broadcasting in Khmer
VOA Khmer is a 24/7/365 multimedia news operation reaching its audience in Cambodia by radio, TV and the internet. VOA Khmer maintains the No. 1 Facebook page in Cambodia, with more than 4.4 million Cambodia-based fans out of its 6 million global fans, attracting a young audience with engagement and interaction. There is a limited dissemination of news in the country. VOA programs serve Cambodians as a lifeline to the world and as a trusted source of Khmer-language news and information about the U.S., Asia and Cambodia. At least three important TV stations in Cambodia carry VOA Khmer news programming about the U.S., Asia and the world and two of the service’s English learning TV programs.
Established: August 1955
Target area: Cambodia
Radio Programming: 10.5 hours per week
TV Programming: 90 minutes per week
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Programs and Features
VOA TODAY on CNC – TV news-insert stories on U.S. news, broadcast on Cambodia News Channel (CNC), a Khmer-language news channel.
WASHINGTON TODAY on CTN – TV news segments about U.S. news, broadcast on affiliate CTN, Cambodia’s No. 1 television station.
US BUSINESS NEWS on CNC – TV news-insert packages on economic developments in the U.S. Carried on affiliate CNC.
SCIENCE on TVK - Two 13-episode seasons each year. Episodes are 3-to-4-min long science TV reports. They air once a week.
DISCOVERING on TVK – International and Asian news feature video stories broadcast on Cambodian national television station TVK.
ENGLISH with MANI & MORI – American idioms are highlighted in this weekly 3-minute original Khmer and English program carried affiliates.
VOA Khmer’s TV Special English on TVK – Five 4-minute segments each week on health, agriculture, economics, technology and education. They explain key English words highlighted with Khmer text and definitions.
CAMBODIAN SPOTLIGHT - Original news and TV coverage of Cambodia and Cambodians broadcast by TV stations and digitally distributed via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and VOA Khmer’s website.
Evening News Hour – The service’s flagship radio broadcast, a 60-minute international breaking news and features program that covers the latest developments in the U.S., Asia, Cambodia and the world. It brings global and regional perspective and analysis that domestic media neglects. A team of journalists in Cambodia files reports daily for the program. It airs live at 8:30 p.m., local time, seven days a week.
Hello VOA – A 30-minute live radio call-in talk show, airing Monday and Thursday evenings at 9 p.m., local time. It features guests from NGOs, the government, businesses, universities and the health sector and takes live calls and questions via Facebook.
Sunrise News – A 30-minute news program covering the latest local, regional, and international developments. It airs live seven days a week from 5:00-5:30 a.m., local time, on medium wave and shortwave.