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How Social Media is Changing Cambodian Politics

Categories: East Asia, Cambodia, Citizen Media, Media & Journalism, Politics

Colin Meyn explains [1] how the ‘rapid spread of social media is altering Cambodia’s political landscape.’ The young electorate desirous of change plus the aggressive campaigning of the opposition in the Internet made a huge impact in the recent elections. Interestingly, the Prime Minister also mentioned Facebook several times in his first major speech during the opening of the parliament: “The government has no policy to close Facebook, but I would like to appeal to people not to let Facebook become a tool to damage social stability and insult people.”