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Angkor Thom Magazine

Angkor Thom was published byThong Saphai (ថុង សាផៃ) as a newspaper for three years, before it became a weekly magazine in February 1998. Since then, it has been owned by Seng Sitheang, Saphai’s son. Angkor Thom is one of the most read magazine in Cambodia [CMRD, 2015], after Popular magazine, published every 10 days.

Despite the fact that Angkor Thom is registered at the Ministry of Information with a circulation of 5,000 copies, it claims to have a regular circulation up to 35, 000 copies per issue, over 85% of which are distributed nationwide, while the rest is distributed overseas including the United States, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

While it mainly focuses on entertainment news, Angkor Thom also covers other various news aspects such as economic issues, arts & culture, sports, health & beauty, education, science and technology, both local and international. It does not cover politically sensitive issues.

Angkor Thom has three affiliated media outlets. The biweekly magazine Dara, which has been launched in 2005 and claims to have the same circulation of Angkor Thom, Angkor Thom Media website and the daily newspaper Nokor Thom.


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Thong Saphai


No.B7 94, St. 107BT, Sangkat Boeung Tumpun, Khan Meanchey, Phnom Penh - (HP) 078 86 60 23 - (MAIL) - (WEB)

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Conversion rate on Dec. 31, 2015: P 46.85
Audience share from Nielsen's Consumer and Media View (Jan.-June 2016)


Email correspondence with Angkor Thom Media Group (available upon request)

The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.

It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.