DAP Media Center
DAP Media Center was established in 2009 as a joint venture between the journalist Soy Sopheap, and Sieng Chanheng, the owner of the Heng Development Company. The Center owns Deum Ampil newspaper, its online version DAP-NEWS.COM focusing on political news, Deum Ampil radio, and Morakot magazine.
Three of the founding journalists remain at the Center. Noun Chanmony is now the editor-in-chief of Deum Ampil Daily Newspaper, Lim Cheavutha, the DAP Media Center general manager and Soy Sophea, Soy’s younger brother, the manager of Deum Ampil radio station. In July 2010, Deum Ampil newspaper and its print & radio affiliated media outlets, were forced to close due to financial constraints after Sieng Chanheng, its financial backer, stopped supporting the team. The newspaper, however, resumed its publication in December, the same year. In April 2011, DAP resumed the broadcasting of Deum Ampil radio.
In addition to dap-news.com, DAP Media Center launched Fresh News Asia in 2012. A joint venture with LMA International, this application disseminates the Deum Ampil content since 2014 but first started as a Facebook page. Early 2015, Fresh News became available on a website and focuses on breaking news. Soy plans to add a paywall to FreshNews. Both DAP-News and Fresh News are among the most popular news websites in Cambodia (CMRD, 2015).
DAP Media Center also owns Looking Today, an online magazine which primarily focusing on entertainment. According to Soy, DAP employs nearly 100 people, 60 of which are in the newsroom.
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Soy Sopheap and Sieng Chanheng
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Soy Sopheap was a Journalist and Sieng Chanheng the Owner of the Heng Development Company. Soy Sopheap was also the co-founder of Moneaksekar Khmer with Dam Sith in 1997.
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Lim Cheavutha - General Manager (and founding member of the newsroom)