Cambodian Govt. Bans TV, Radio Alcohol Ads

October 28, 2014

Angkor Beer advertisement in Cambodia
In a progressive move to reduce alcohol-impaired driving, the Cambodian government recently enacted a ban on television and radio alcohol advertising to address the thirteen percent of traffic fatalities in Cambodia due to drunk driving last year.

The ban will initially take place during the prime-time hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A total ban on radio and television advertising for liquor and beer will take effect on January 1, 2015, Although TV stations will not accept video, they will still accept alcohol logos and a ticker with words across the bottom of the screen.

For information on how restrictions on alcohol advertising and promotion help to reduce alcohol-related harm among youth in the U.S., read our fact sheet.