Day of Study
My department often holds a guest lecture once a week and takes Friday for that. So every Friday, students from each academic year gather together in a room to listen to our guest speaker. Usually the director of our department is the one to invite guest speakers who possess skills and professionalism that are useful for students here.
Today, we have Miss Reang Putsata, a Cambodian-American professional journalist, who writes stories of investigation, speak to us about the similarities and differences between the media in the US and Cambodia. It’s a really interesting speech because not only do we learn about the media history in the US but also in Cambodia.That way, we begin to put more efforts into getting to know the history of media in Cambodia. Without knowing what happened in the first, we can’t improve what we are doing.
Does anybody know when the first newspaper in Cambodia was started? Three people started the first newspaper, Nokorwat, which criticized the French colony, Vietnam dormination, Chinese business dormination in Cambodia and the then- Cambodian civil servants . Why do we need to learn about the history or the history of the media? How different is between the media in the US and in Cambodia?