Project ID 503CMB5001

Recognizing freedom of expression, and its corollaries of freedom of information and media freedom, as fundamental human rights and critical pillars to democracy, this project aims to foster a safe, free, pluralistic and independent media environment conducive to greater freedom of expression in Cambodia. The project aims at strengthening the media sector while addressing the urgent needs derived from the Covid-19 pandemic, including ensuring greater access to critical information, advocating for higher standards in ethical reporting, promoting investigative journalism and strengthening the public's Media and Information Literacy competencies.

  • On-going

USD 2,352,806

Total Project Budget

USD 1,064,076

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.04.09
End Date 2024.03.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Communication and information Sweden 2,352,806 1,064,076

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Communication and information
Outcome 6 - Promote freedom of expression and the right to information Output: 6.CI2 - Member States have strengthened capacities and raised awareness to enhance norms and policies related to freedom of expression, press freedom, safety of journalists, including women journalists, and the right to access information, online and offline
Outcome 8 - Foster knowledge sharing and skills development in the digital age Output: 8.IP4 - National capacities strengthened to empower learners of all ages, women and men, with digital competencies and Media and Information Literacy skills
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 5%
  • 20%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%