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What Happens When a Blog Goes Offline?

Posted December 29th, 2010 at 9:33 pm (UTC+7)

The case against Seng Kunnaka also shows that cracking down on an individual is easier than attacking a site like KI Media, as long as it stays online. The site, which began in the 2000s as an email digest, has remained faceless.

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Limited ‘Leaks’ Impact in Cambodia: Media Expert

Posted December 21st, 2010 at 4:49 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh The impact of the disclosure of cables from the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, which could be part of the ongoing Wikileaks campaign, are hard to guess. But the leaks do raise questions as to how the Internet will open up governments, a media expert says. Wikileaks, a whistle-blowing website that […]

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Bridge Tragedy Revealed Roles of Modern Media in Disaster

Posted December 14th, 2010 at 7:52 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh When the Diamond Bridge tragedy began, most Cambodians turned on their televisions, while some others went online for news and information about the stampede victims and the cause of the disaster. The stampede on the bridge, which connects Diamond Island to mainland Phnom Penh, took place at the end of the […]

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‘Honored’ Moderator Recalls Role in Clinton Visit

Posted December 14th, 2010 at 7:51 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh During a visit to Cambodia in November, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting with 600 Cambodian youths. Of those in attendance at Chaktomuk Theater, along the riverside in Phnom Penh, 18 were allowed questions. And those questions were moderated by a 25-year-old Cambodian woman, Keo Kalyan, […]

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Bun Tharum is a freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2005, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.



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