Thursday, November 27, 2008

Letters to the editor

My letter to the editor regarding the appalling lack of national sports coverage made page 6 of the Phnom Penh Post today. They chopped it up a little bit (but they do reserve that right) but they printed it nevertheless. Bravo. They know their faults as confirmed by their chief subeditor - I hope they manage to get a sports editor/reporter soon to fill that void.

Here's the letter as printed in the PPP:
More national sport coverage, please
Dear Editor,
To say I am disappointed with the local football coverage provided by the Post is an understatement. [On Tuesday] I read a back-page article on homeless football, a full-page article no less, about five teenagers! Good luck to them, I say, but at the weekend the final matches of the professional Cambodia Premier League were played and new champions crowned with absolutely no mention at all in the Post.
There is too much coverage of international sport and almost zero coverage of national sport, especially football, which is so immensely popular in Cambodia. Very soon, the national team will take part in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Indonesia, but so far no articles about the build-up to this competition have appeared at all.
I think the Post needs to urgently review its sporting priorities to ensure a good mix of national and international stories, without an emphasis on the latter.
Andy Brouwer, Phnom Penh
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Blogger Me said...

good work mate

nice to see they at least responded.

in the meanwhile you can keep up with the cambodian side in Indonesia courtesy of my two bogs

November 29, 2008 at 7:15 AM  

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