Independent journalist (Cambodia)
Phorn was on the Global Round up at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.
Bopha Phorn is an independent journalist based in Phnom Penh and the first Nieman Fellow from Cambodia. She has written for Al Jazeera, Nikkei Asia, Voice of America, Rest of World and The Associated Press, and was previously a senior reporter and editor for The Cambodia Daily. She won the International Women’s Media Foundation’s 2013 Courage in Journalism Award for investigating illegal logging. Phorn’s work with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on an exposé about the World Bank won awards including recognition from the Overseas Press Club of America. In 2018-2019 she was a reporter at ABC, based in New York. She also was a Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow.
As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, she is researching how independent media organizations operating under oppressive regimes can collaborate to share information and resources to protect each other and elevate important stories.