Stories about Cambodia from October, 2009
In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.
Somongkol disagrees with the observation of a writer who describes Cambodia as one of the most dangerous tourist destinations in Asia.
Sophonrith posts pictures of flooding scenes in Khan Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
absolutelybangkok.com provides a backgrounder and update to the continuing rift between the top leaders of Thailand and Cambodia who are both attending the annual conference of Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Sina Vann from Cambodia is an activist with the Somaly Mam Foundation helping fellow survivors of slavery as well as those still working in brothels. For her work, she was honored with the Frederick Douglass Award.
The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about technology and ideas on using IT tools for development. We have some images and videos from the two day event.
According to blogger prosthom, Korean celebrities, TV programs and even products are popular in Cambodia today.
prosthom compares the call and text rates charged by phone companies in Cambodia.
The 87-year old former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk wants to die soon, according to a personal handwritten note published on his website
More than 800 tech-inclined Cambodians gathered at the second annual BarCamp Phnom Penh on October 3-4, 2009 at Paññasastra University of Cambodia.
Typhoon Ketsana struck several Southeast Asian countries leaving hundreds dead and millions homeless. It triggered the worst flooding in the Philippines which affected 3 million people as of this writing. It displaced hundreds of thousands of villagers in central Vietnam, Cambodia and southern Laos.