In the prelude to and direct aftermath of July’s national election, local Khmer-language media largely ignored the opposition’s growing street rallies and demonstrations. But during the three days of protests last week, the CNRP was front-page news in all of the major Khmer-language newspapers. Broadcast media also found new interest in the country’s long-ignored political opposition. State-owned TVK aired regular coverage of the mass demonstrations and the Cambodia News Channel (CNC), owned by local businessman Kith Meng, invited CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann for an exclusive interview on Friday about the opposition’s desire to restart negotiations with the CPP
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