Cambodian Journalist Wins International Award
PHNOM PENH, Oct 27 (Bernama) — A Cambodian journalist has won an international media award for article touching on poverty impact that caused by global economic crisis, China’s Xinhua news agency reported quoting a press release issued Tuesday by Economics Today magazine.
An Sithav, 25, a reporter for Economic Today Magazine, won a 2009 Developing Asia Journalism Award, on Oct 23 held in Tokyo, Japan.
He was awarded with the first prize in the poverty impact of the global financial crisis category.
Sithav said he was surprised to hear his story, “Not Working”, the lead story of the June Issue 40 of Economics Today, was worthy of a place among the finalists.
“I was very pleased that I was selected as a finalist of 2009 Developing Asia Journalist Award, and then as a winner of poverty impact of the Global Financial Crisis among the journalists of Asia Pacific region,” he said.
“I do not believe I could be recognized internationally with two years experience as journalist, but now I am a representative of Cambodia who won the first place,” he added.
Sithav began working as a journalist in September 2007 and he reports mostly on development which he thinks is the current pressing issue.
Parista Yuthamanop of the Bangkok Post took the second place in the same category, with Yoke Heong Chee of Malaysia’s Third World Network taking the third.
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