ASIA — CAMBODIA — ADVERTISING & INFLUENCE
Cambodia’s media struggle to maintain editorial integrity, often succumbing to government (or private) influence that is rewarded with advertising. An estimated 99 percent of local advertising revenue is found in just a handful of newspapers. There is no independent regulatory body. Subsidizing news is reportedly endemic, especially among Khmer language publications.
A. Lin Neumann, Nieman Reports, Cambodia’s Newspapers Emerge from a Repressive Era, Summer 2002, http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/101379/Cambodias- Newspapers-Emerge-From-a-Repressive-Era.aspx
Casey McCarthy, Media development in transitional democratic Cambodia, June 2012, http://www.hiidunia.com/wp-content/uploads/ downloads/2012/07/CaseyMcCarthy_Thesis_Final.pdf (page 37)