Viewers of local television on Sunday would have had no idea the opposition CNRP was staging a mass protest, during which violent clashes with police occurred and water cannons and tear gas were used. Instead, anyone tuned into state-owned TVK or the pro-government broadcasters CTN, CNC, TV3, Bayon TV, Hang Meas and Apsara TV would have been fed the usual daytime-TV diet of Khmer soap operas, karaoke videos and kick-boxing matches. This is not the first time that the nationís TV channels have issued a media blackout on the countryís most important news items. When CNRP president Sam
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