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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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Cambodian Radio App Proving Popular

Posted February 12th, 2011 at 7:26 am (UTC+7)

Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh Thousands of people have downloaded a Cambodian-developed application for the iPhone and iPad that allows users to listen to radio on their Apple gadgets. The application, called Radio Khmer (version 1.2), was created by KhemaraSoft, a technology firm that develops applications for Apple’s iOS platform. Sath Mony, a cofounder of the […]

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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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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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