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What’s Happening with the IMMF Family?

  • Heng Sokunthy from the “Changing Role of Women in Asia” course in 2006 has been awarded a scholarship by the Kearny Alliance to study for a masters degree in International Journalism Studies at the famous Hong Kong Baptist University. Congratulations Kunthy and best of luck with your studies and learning Cantonese!
  • Ung Sophea from the “Fighting Poverty Positively” course in 2007 won third place in an investigative reporting competition co-sponsored by the Club of Cambodian Journalists and US Embassy in Phnom Penh. Her article, “Different Fates of Squatters Evicted from Phnom Penh” looks at how residents of Cambodia’s capital city deal with forced relocation for the sake of development inside the city limits. Well done Phea!
  • Phonsavanh Vongsay from the Migrant Labor Issues Course in 2005 braved the cold German winter to study with INWENT in a multimedia and online journalism course in Berlin from January to March 2008. She has since returned to sunny Laos to put her new skills to good use!

  • Pensopa Sukontarak “Nuk” who attended IMMF’s “The Changing Role of Women in Asia” course in 2006 has welcomed a joyful new addition to her family—a beautiful and healthy baby girl. Pimsopa Sukontarak was born on the 1st of May in Bangkok and has already been give the nickname, “Minnie”. Congratulations Nuk and family on a lovely new baby and we hope she will follow in her mother’s footsteps!

  • Kim Phuong from Reporting about Agriculture 2002 had a lovely daughter.

  • Hoang Mai from Mekong River 1998 course is studying for an MBA in the Asian
        Institute of Technology(AITCV).

  • Ratna LEAK, from Reporting on Business and Economic 2001, has successfully completed the organization of a “Journalist’s Writing Contest” for local journalists. The contest aimed to build capacity of Cambodia journalists in feature writing skills. More detail in 

  • Krittiya Wongtavavimarn, a 2006 Thai alumnus, won a Fulbright Scholarship to study for an MA in multimedia journalism in Boston, USA, where she currently is studying.

  • Chheang Bopha, a 2004 Cambodian alumnus, is currently studying for an MA in media studies (TV focus) in Paris

  • Ung Chamroeun, a 2007 Cambodian alumnus has been accepted by Radio France International Khmer Service.

  • Vinai Dithajohn, a 2000 Thai alumnus, recently held a major photographic exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand. The theme: “This documentary, a work-in-progress, reveals the nocturnal world of a rising number of Thai youth engaged in risky behavior on the lesser-known side streets in the City of Angels”

  • Sangkhane Choumkhamphanh, a Lao alumnus from the first IMMF Radio Course in 1997, has been made Head of the Lao Language Broadcast Station in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.



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