· January, 2006

Stories about Cambodia from January, 2006

Asia Blogger Profile: Cambodia’s Seserak

  31 January 2006

Seserak (Vicheth's nickname) writes the “Cambodia to Japan” blog, a journal of his experience as a Cambodian living and going to school in Japan. He grew up in Kampong Speu Province, located an hour's drive outside of Phnom Penh. After graduating from a local high school, he came to study...

The Year of the Dog Comes to the Rest of East Asia

  29 January 2006

“Da Hong Deng Long” (Big Red Lantern) by Yining Zhang Blogs all around East and Southeast Asia have gone grey this past weekend as many, particularly those in the overseas Chinese community, celebrate the Lunar New Year. As part of Global Voices Online's continuing celebration of the arrival of the...

Cambodia: Photographer of the Dead

25 January 2006

Macam-macam writes about Nhem En, the Khmer Rouge photographer who documented the inmates at Cambodia's infamous Tuol Sleng prison.

Cambodia: Manifesto in Khmer

24 January 2006

Cambodia-based blogger Jinja has translated Global Voices Online's manifesto into Khmer. Aw-kun. Awesome.

Around Cambodia with Digital Citizens

  23 January 2006

A blackout in the United States in 2003 made history and news headline, but not at all in Cambodia. In Stung Treng, while composing an email in a community Internet center, a development worker could not finish because the generator-powered computer was running out of gas. In Krong Keb, Cambodia’s...

Cambodia: On the Scene

19 January 2006

Cambodia-based blogger Jinja happens to witness an opposition rally — in the midst of a power outage — while typing in a post.

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

  14 January 2006

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American soldier deployed somewhere very dusty in Iraq. His Christmas eve dinner report will leave you speechless, well, at least for...

Demand Freedom of Expression in Cambodia Campaign

  11 January 2006

The Cambodian Government's actions to silence critics of the ruling party rang in the New Year with the arrests Human Rights activists Kem Sokha, Yeng Virak and Pa Nguon Teang. The arrests were prompted by banners displayed on Human Rights Day held on December 10, 2005. These newly detained activists...

Cambodia: Palmy Memories

11 January 2006

From Cambodia to Japan shares his childhood memories of palm trees – of palm juice, palm wine, palm sugar and a scorpion in a palm tree.

Cambodia: Year in Review

9 January 2006

At Khmer440.com, Lord Playboy wraps up 2005 in Cambodia, including the millions of dollars of foreign aid pledged to prosecute Khmer Rouge in special tribunals (and not to development) and the fate of opponents to the government.

Development of Information and Communication Technologies in Cambodia

8 January 2006

Since the computer made its debut in Cambodia, using Khmer-language characters has not been easy. Although different Khmer language fonts are available such as: Limon, ABC, Khek, Battambang, ABC-Zero-Space and Khek, etc., these non-interchangeable fonts have also undermined communication among khmer users. Without font uniformity among users, users certainly cannot...

Cambodia: Reaction to Human Rights Activists’ Arrest

7 January 2006

Seserak, a Cambodian student studying in Japan, adds his voice to those criticizing the New Year's arrest of two local human rights activists by his government. “It is much more worrisome to think that the young democracy in Cambodia is dying; that the Cambodian government has deliberately chosen to walk...

Cambodia: New Food Blog

7 January 2006

Cambodia contributor Beth Kanter says: “Oh my god, a Cambodian food blog.” The tasty-looking blog's name is Phnomenon.

Cambodia: Wasting Our Time

3 January 2006

A sex tourist posts a question on the Cambodian Ministry of Interior website's forum for asking the best places to find prostitutes and the going hourly rate in the country. The response: “We could arrest and lock up a sex tourist like you, if you may show up in Cambodia...

Reactions to Arrest of Cambodian Human Rights Activist Kem Sokha

  2 January 2006

Photo of Kem Sokha via VOA Via Jinja who points to this AP wire story about the arrest of the Kem Sokha, Cambodian Center for Human Rights.   It confirms that Yeng Virak, head of the Community Legal Education Center, was also arrested. The article provides more details about the banners...