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, building on the foundation of reliability established by broadcasting through three decades of war. VOA Khmer maintains the No. 1 Facebook page in Cambodia, with over 4.7 million Cambodia-based fans out of its 6.6 million global fans, attracting a young audience with engagement and interaction. There is limited dissemination of news in the country. VOA programs serve Cambodians as a lifeline to the world and as a trusted source of news and information about the U.S., Asia and Cambodia in the Khmer-language. At least three important TV stations in Cambodia carry VOA Khmer news programming and the service’s English learning TV program.
Established: August 1955
Target area: Cambodia
Radio Programming: 10.5 hours per week
TV Programming: 90 minutes per week
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Features and Programs
VOA TODAY on CNC – TV news-insert stories on U.S. news, broadcast on Cambodia News Channel (CNC).
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 about economic developments in the U.S. carried on affiliate CNC.
VOA SCIENCE -- Two 13-episode TV series each year for affiliates. Each episode is 3-to-4-min long.
VOA DISCOVERING – International and Asian news feature video stories for affiliates.
ENGLISH with MANI & MORI – Four 13-episode series each year of American idioms highlighted in 3-minute original Khmer and English program carried by affiliates.
VOA Khmer’s TV Special English – Five, 4-minute segments each week on health, agriculture, economics, technology and education. It explains key English words highlighted with Khmer text and definitions.
CAMBODIAN SPOTLIGHT - Original news and interviews TV coverage of Cambodia and Cambodians. Broadcast by TV stations and digitally distributed online/mobile via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and 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. seven days a week.
Hello VOA – A 30-minute live radio call-in talk show, airing Monday and Thursday evenings at 9 p.m. It features guests from NGOs, the government, businesses, universities and the health sector and takes live calls and questions by 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. on medium wave and shortwave.
Music with Mani & Mori: A 15-minute monthly radio show that highlights American music, DJs, and international rising music stars that are in the news. The show airs every fourth Saturday.