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Sympathy for Japan, Online and Off

Posted March 30th, 2011 at 3:36 pm (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh I visited the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh last week after hearing that the embassy compound was open to residents for donations to the earthquake victims in Japan. Buddhist monks, students, business people and ordinary citizens were standing in line to pay tribute to the victims of the 9.0-magnitude quake and […]

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After Japan Quake, the Search for a Survivor

Posted March 18th, 2011 at 9:38 pm (UTC+7)
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Soeung Sophat (Washington, D.C.) and Bun Tharum (Phnom Penh) When an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, Cambodian students in Japan found themselves in a frightening situation. But through social media and other communications, most students were able to check on each other during and after the quake. When the shaking ended, all […]

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Blogs Providing Discussion Space for Women

Posted March 11th, 2011 at 10:51 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh Cambodian women bloggers say the Internet is helping them challenge a traditional order that has typically silenced them and to find new ways to air their grievances with society or government. Blogging can provide a useful outlet for the computer literate, including women, at a time when some groups say they […]

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Five Years and Counting for Khmer Wikis

Posted March 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 am (UTC+7)

Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh With more than 3.5 million articles in English language, Wikipedia is now the world’s most popular Internet encyclopedia, a collaboration of volunteers from around the globe. Since its launch five years ago the Khmer Wikipedia [], has sought to provide a similar service. It has more than 5,500 registered users who […]

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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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