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Stories about Khmer

21 March 2015

Cambodia’s Women Bloggers (Cloghers) Document Challenges of Rural Life

Rising Voices

As part of the Rising Voices project, Cloghers (female bloggers) from Cambodia, share stories of garment workers, students in rural schools and a river clean up initiative in Phnom Penh.

11 July 2013

Cambodia Elections: The Facebook Vote

Cambodian netizens are actively using Facebook to discuss, debate, and share updates about the July 28 National Assembly elections. Meanwhile, political parties are also maximizing the popular social networking site...

8 December 2012

Interview with Chanphal Sok: Cambodian Writer and Songwriter

Global Voices interviews Chanphal Sok,one of Cambodia's famous contemporary songwriters. Also a prolific blogger, Chanphal has published several books in the internet. Chanphal discusses the state of book publishing in...

15 October 2011

Global Handwashing Day: Changing Behaviors through Song and Dance

Do you know how to properly wash your hands? Through songs and dances, people from different parts of the world teach others the right way to wash their hands to...

12 April 2011

Cambodia: Songs About Facebook

In Cambodia, Facebook is not yet considered a threat by the government. Politicians led by Prime Minister Hun Sen (who has been in power since 1985) have created their own...

29 November 2010

Cambodia: Lessons from the Water Festival stampede

Cambodians are still mourning the death of 347 people in the stampede tragedy which happened last week at Koh Pich Bridge in Phnom Penh. Cambodian netizens share their reactions and...

10 September 2010

Asia: Videos on Drug Abuse and Detention Centers

Drug abuse detention centers in Asia are in the spotlight. Although some Asian drug addicts go in voluntarily to kick their habit, in some places, this has led to routine...

2 August 2010

Cambodia: Mixed views on Duch Verdict

A prison chief accused of ordering the torture and death of 14,000 individuals during the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia was sentenced to 35 years. It is the first guilty...

4 April 2010

Cambodia: Campaign Against Wearing of Short Skirts

A group of teachers and students held a rally in Cambodia to protest the wearing of short skirts which they claim violate Khmer culture. Several government officials are supporting the...

8 March 2010

First Cambodian Women Web Portal

Established in October 2007, the Women Web Portal is the first web portal in Khmer language in Cambodia that provides information about gender issues and women rights. GV author Sopheap...

14 February 2010

Cambodia: Valentine's Day Sparks Controversy

Valentine's Day was first celebrated in Cambodia in 2000. It is now a popular event in the country, especially among the youth. The government, with the help of some bloggers,...

11 February 2010

Cambodia: Mixed Views on Freedom of Expression

GV author Sopheap Chak writes about the human rights situation in Cambodia focusing on the state of freedom of expression in the country.

14 January 2010

Cambodia: Bloggers discuss LGBT issues

LGBT issues are not openly discussed in Cambodian mainstream society but they are being debated in the blogosphere. Blogs have become online venues that address LGBT concerns.

6 January 2010

Cambodia: Bloggers promote Khmer Literature

The Khmer Youth Writers group in Cambodia was initiated by award-winning young authors who want to promote and improve Khmer literature. Members use their blogs to highlight Khmer writing.

13 November 2009

Cambodia: Journalist charged with defamation

Ros Sokhet, a journalist well known in Cambodia for his contribution to the English language media, was arrested on October 30th and charged with defamation. The arrest generated a debate...

25 August 2008

Cambodia: Sex workers, 100% condom use and human rights

Cambodian sex workers have taken to the internet to make their plight and fight for human rights better known. In Cambodia, a 100% condom use law which states that sexual...

5 August 2008

Cambodia: Blogging on Genocide

After graduating from Brown University in 2004, the articulate, cunning Elena Lesley was awarded a Henry Luce Scholarship to Cambodia to write for The Phnom Penh Post. With a long-time...

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