Violence and Injury Prevention

“Express training” for journalists hosted in Cambodia

On 27 March in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, WHO, in collaboration with the National Road Safety Committee, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Ministry of Information, hosted an “express training” for journalists on the much anticipated amendment to the current road traffic safety law.

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr Tram Iv Tek; the Minister of Information, Mr Khieu Kanharith; and WHO International Programme Officer for the RS10 Project, Dr Steve Iddings.

Thirty-one journalists from print and broadcast media attended. Discussions focused on the content of the proposed new law, which includes increasing fines for speeding, drinking and driving, and failing – both motorcycle drivers and passengers – to wear helmets.

Members of the National Road Safety Committee and WHO staff responded to queries from journalists on specific aspects of the new law.

Training for journalists is a key component of the RS10 Project, which is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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