Stories about Cambodia from August, 2005
Myanmar: HIV/AIDS agencies leaving
Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia is concerned over media report which said many HIV/AIDS agencies are leaving Myanmar as it has proved so difficult to work within the military rules and regulations. Currently, there are an estimated 170,000 to 620,000 people living with HIV in Myanmar. Infection rate among its...
Cambodia: Bridging digital divide
The Panos and Global Knowledge Partnership is inviting submissions for 2005 “Reporting on the Information Society” awards. ThaRum highlights projects targetting at bridging digital divide in Cambodia so that Cambodian working journalists could use them to take part in the competition.
Johnny Crook reports that community work at CamboKids is about reintroducing Khmer traditional culture and heritage which were almost destroyed during the past war and using activities that might help ensure children grow up and develop with stable mental health.
Cambodia: Blogs as university research topic
Tharum's blogging experience becomes the research topic for Pannasastra University students who study for Fundamentals of Communication. The referral came from an article in the Cambodia Daily.
Cambodia: Jobless woes
Young college graduates are in Cambodia are finding hard to get employed while transparency is said to be lacking in employee recruitment. Blogger ThaRum says employers are now seeking talents with additional language proficiency in French, Chinese and Thai besides competency in computer.
Cambodia: More condoms
While Japan is facing a dwindling population, Cambodia needs to increase condom production to protect its sexually active population. Cheang Sokha of Cambodian Morning blog reports that twenty million condoms are not enough and the country's leading distributor plans on increasing production to 23.5 million condoms by the end of...
Cambodia: Water Festival
Independent nonprofit technology consultant Beth Kanter (blog: Cambodia4kids) has a podcast with Somaly K. Hay, the master Cambodian dance teacher. Beth has been chronicling in her vblog the water festival season in Maine and Massachusetts, USA – here, here and here. There is a short video which shows Cambodian dancers...
Video of a Cambodian dance troupe performing a blessing dance at the opening of the Lowell Water Festival, one of the largest Southeast Asian festivals in the US, organized jointly by the local Cambodian, Lao, Vietnamese and Thai communities.
Video Blogs & Cambodia
Eath Chhnon (otherwise known as “Village Girl“) is a Cambodian “video blogger” or vlogger. She grew up in a small village in Cambodia near Angkor Wat, one of country’s cultural treasures. Two years ago, at age 20, she came to New York City. Eath is video blogging her life story....
Cambodia: Blog services
With some help, there is a possibility to launch a blog service that incorporates Khmer Unicode fonts, Khmer language software and blog tools. Can we find them a Cambodian Hoder?
Cambodia: Blogging beyond the norms
Wired News featured Cambodian blogger Bun Tharum, as a new voice who has ventured into uncharted course in the emerging democracy: government corruption and the problem of domestic violence. Today, Bun Tharum talks about arranged marriage in Cambodia, in response to an article he read in Global Voices Online.
Cambodia: Genocide Tourism
Webbed Feet, Web Log is frustated by the West's conflation of everything Cambodian and the Khmer Rouge and the subsequent creation of the genocide tourism industry.
Cambodia: Meetup Roundup
Jinja of the Cambodian blog Webbed feet, Web Log has great minutes of the last Phnom Penh blogger meetup.
Cambodia: The Living Blogs of Cambodia
ThaRum's web has a great overview of the exploding Cambodian blog scene.
Cambodia: How can we remove barriers to podcasting from Cambodia?
Beth Kanter wonders how to remove the barriers that face podcasters from Cambodia.
Cambodia: How to use CSS to blog in Khmer
On the heels of the latest Phnom Penh blogger meetup, Webbed feet, Web log passes on a quick little CSS hack to blog in Khmer.
Meet Da: Cambodian Software Engineer
Hok KaKada, age 21, is one of six software engineers working on the Khmer OpenSource Software Project and the only woman. “Da” was born in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. She has worked on the project since August, 2004. The Khmer OS Project is customizing OpenSource software programs...
Cambodia: Blogging in Khmer Language
Given the rapid progress made in developing Khmer software packages, ThaRum's Web believes that it won't be long before we start seeing blogs written in Khmer.
CAMBODIA: Youth Vision Blogger in YCC Radio
Cambodia blogger Lux Mean has started podcasting in Khmer.
Cambodia: Government should fight for change
A young Cambodian blogger calls on his government to fight for social change.
Cambodia: People and Phone
ThaRum's Web writes about the very rapid changes that cell-phone culture is causing in Cambodia.