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Phonm Penh Post One of Southeast Asia’s legendary publications, the Phnom Penh Post founded by legendary editor Michael Hayes. It was the first English-language newspaper in Cambodia when launched in 1992.

The newspaper has scooped up a number of awards in 2009, including those for reporting and photography at the Society of Publishers in Asia’s annual competition.

As the post reported about itself:

Vandy Rattana, Chhay Channyda and Rick Valenzuela took the Excellence in News Photography award for their coverage of Boeung Kak lake, where a private company is reclaiming the natural reservoir to build a commercial and residential project, affecting more than 4,000 families. The judges said the essay and singles were “striking, heartbreaking images that are also visually complex”.

May Titthara and Christopher Shay won the award for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting for their article “Escape from Hell on the High Sea: Nine trafficked Men Return Home”, on 17 men repatriated from Malaysia after having escaped forced labour on a Thai fishing boat. The judges called the report “enterprising work from a small publication”.

The Post’s publisher, Ross Dunkley, and its managing editor, Seth Meixner, received the awards at the Hong Kong ceremony. The newspaper had entered submissions from its daily-newspaper coverage, which began in August after more than a decade as a fortnightly paper, in the group for English-language local newspapers and magazines with a circulation less than 50,000.

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  • greg burchall

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