Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn is a freelance journalist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her work includes reports for the Voice of America Khmer service and as a lecturer in media at Pannasastra University. She was an Editor-at-Large for the Cambodia Daily for a year before choosing to be a freelancer. As an investigative journalist, Phorn covers economics, politics, corruption, crime, security, and environmental issues. Phorn tracks the activities of the prime minister, other cabinet ministers, opposition leaders and National Assembly members. She began her career with Deutsche Presse Agenteur in 2006 when she was 21-years-old. She started working for the Cambodia Daily newspaper from 2008 through 2014. After two years of reporting, she was assigned as Assignment Editor at the Cambodia Daily. Phorn received the Courage In Journalism Award from the International Media Foundation (IWMF) for her report on rampant illegal logging and was shot at by military police while investigating the story. Phorn also attended the Political and Electoral Reporting course of the International Institute for Journalism in Germany in 2012 after she attended the Writing and Reporting News course supported by Thomson Reuters in London in 2010. She also has contributed a chapter to the book Phnom Penh Noir. Phorn was also trained to report on land and poverty in the US by Thomson Reuters. Last updated July 2017

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