Women are almost invisible in Cambodia’s news stories, UNESCO Report found 

Phnom Penh 12 December 2023. Women are vastly underrepresented in news stories produced by Cambodian media, with an exclusively women presence found only in 5% of all stories. In comparison, the stories that feature only men, make half of all the news published and broadcasted in Cambodian media. This is one the key findings of UNESCO’s report “Who makes the Cambodian news?”, an assessment of women’s presence and portrayal in Cambodian news, which was launched by UNESCO on 12 December 2023 in Phnom Penh. 

The report highlights that from all the spokespersons quoted as information sources in the news, just 2% are women. When interviewing specialized informants on a given topic, only 7% of the experts quoted in the news were women, and even when sourcing a general commentary from the public through “Vox-pops”, women’s opinions and voices made up just 12% of the citizens interviewed.

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