No national law (media, company, tax) contains transparency and disclosure provisions binding media companies to report (changes in) ownership structures to public authorities, nor to disclose them to the public.
Media and telecommunications companies and owners are not transparent on their own motion:
there is no active disclosure of ownership structure; economic data such as turn-over/ revenue are held confidential. This impeded to rank the Media Companies according to their economic power/ stability at this stage of the project.
Since ownership transparency regulations are lacking, law doesn’t enforce the disclosure of ownership structures of large media companies, which provides grounds for market abuse and concentration.
Date: Thursday, 17 December 2015
Time: 11:00 to 11:55 am
Special talk show: to increase media transparency and pluralism (in Khmer)
Topic: Media Transparency