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VOA Broadcasting in Khmer

VOA is a leading international broadcaster in Cambodia, providing U.S., Asia, international and Cambodian news, as well as feature reporting on American life and social trends. In addition, VOA is an important source of information about U.S. foreign policy toward Cambodia and Asia, as well as American achievements in democratic governance, business, health, science and technology. Cambodian media have a minimal presence in Washington, so VOA remains Cambodia’s main window on America reporting on radio, TV, Internet and social media. VOA Khmer maintains the most popular Facebook page in Cambodia with a mix of news and regular Facebook Live discussions about issues of interest to the audience.

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Established: August 1955

Target area: Cambodia

Radio Programming: 10.5 hours per week
(AM, SW and FM)

TV Programming: 90 minutes per week

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Programs and Features


VOA TODAY – Reports on U.S. news, airing on Cambodia News Channel (CNC) twice a week.

SCIENCE -- Two 13-episode seasons each year. Episodes are 3-to-4-min in length.

WASHINGTON TODAY – U.S. news segments broadcast on affiliate CTN, Cambodia’s top television station, twice a week. Segments are between 3-to-4-min. in length.

US BUSINESS NEWS – News packages about economic developments in the U.S. carried on affiliate CNC weekly. Each package is between 3-to-4-min. in length.

ENGLISH with MANI & MORI – American idioms in a 3-minute original Khmer and English program. Carried by affiliates. Two 13-episode seasons each year.

CAMBODIAN SPOTLIGHT - Original news and interviews about Cambodia and Cambodians airing weekly on TV affiliates and digitally distributed online/mobile via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the service’s website.


Evening News Hour – The service’s flagship radio program, a 60-minute international breaking news and features show that covers the latest developments in the U.S., Asia, Cambodia and the world. It brings global and regional perspective and analysis that domestic Cambodian media neglects. It airs live at 8:30 p.m. Cambodia 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., featuring guests from NGOs, the government, businesses, universities and the health sector. Takes live calls and questions by Facebook and e-mail.

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. on medium wave and shortwave and is rebroadcast at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on FM affiliate stations.