U.S. Embassy Supports Training Program on Election Coverage for Cambodian Journalists

Released on April 11, 2016

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with funding and support from the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, is seeking Cambodian journalists to participate in a training program on election coverage.  The training program will offer a six-week online course to approximately 25 political reporters from a wide range of broadcast, print, and online media outlets.  Fifteen journalists who complete the online course will be selected to go on a study tour to the United States in October to observe the U.S. campaign process.  This program will be offered in the Khmer language.

The ICFJ program will focus on the fundamentals of election reporting through the lens of the upcoming U.S. elections.  The course will provide lessons on professional journalistic standards and provide an introduction to multimedia, social media, and digital reporting tools to enhance coverage and audience engagement.  The study tour participants will receive intensive personal and online mentoring.

“We are very excited that Cambodian journalists will have this opportunity to improve their reporting skills and to observe and report on the historic U.S. elections,” said U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jay Raman.

For further details of the program and application form, please visit the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) website.