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Conference to Foster Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted May 23rd, 2011 at 4:59 pm (UTC+7)

A TED-styled event is happening at a Phnom Penh university on June the 4th, and an organizer hopes the conference will help foster the concept of sharing ideas and knowledge. “Unshared thoughts and ideas have little value. We understand that the greatest progress and development in the world comes through open discussion and sharing of […]

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Net Users Turn to Tribunal Sites for Video Coverage

Posted May 19th, 2011 at 4:47 pm (UTC+7)
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“…a society cannot know itself if it does not have an accurate memory of its own history,” reads a message on the main website of Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam). As DC-Cam publishes ‘Searching for the Truth,’ a monthly print publication on the Khmer Rouge for over a decade, in 2007 the independent research institute […]

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News of Journalism Mentor’s Death Broke on Facebook

Posted May 15th, 2011 at 5:36 pm (UTC+7)
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On 10 May at around 6 PM, a media student of Reach Sambath wrote on her lecturer’s Facebook profile that “Dear Lokru [lecturer or teacher], I hope you are fine now. We are worrying about you. Take care our dear lecturer”. Largely known for nurturing and mentoring young Cambodian journalists, Reach Sambath’s death shocked his […]

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Note on Contest

Posted May 10th, 2011 at 3:14 pm (UTC+7)
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As contest came to an end last week after a 27-year-old Voice of America (VOA) Khmer listener collected an Apple iPad (the contest grand prize), I have a few things to mention in this blog post. I began working on contest since late last year. Primarily designed to promote and enhance VOA Khmer’s […]

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What Information Means in Cambodia Today

Posted May 5th, 2011 at 9:24 am (UTC+7)

Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh On Tuesday, I attended a World Press Freedom Day forum in Phnom Penh. The theme this year was “21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers.” And while everyone was talking about Facebook and Twitter, what I found interesting was the way that information is changing in Cambodia—how it’s gathered, delivered and […]

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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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