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Cambodian Joins Journalist UN Program

Cambodian journalist Khan Sophirom, of the Rasmei Kampuchea daily newspaper, has joined thirteen other international journalists for a UN fellowship in New York.

The Reham Al-Farra Memorial fellowship gives journalists a chance to meet with UN officials, learn about the priorities of the organization and visit major media outlets in New York. It ends Oct. 11, according to a UN press release.

"This is a program mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1980," UN spokeswoman Joanna Piucci told VOA Khmer. "It is intended to familiarize young journalists from developing countries with the work of the UN, while at the same time giving them all the opportunities to cover UN activities for their home media organization."