Tharum Bun blogging from Cambodia: life, technology, and humanity

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This article, by Claire Knox, was first printed in The Phnom Penh Post on Wed, 7 November 2012 More than 200 bloggers and social-media aficionados from Cambodia and its ASEAN neighbours descended on Siem Reap last weekend for the Blogfest Asia 2012 regional festival. Although speakers identified an overall lack of internet usage in the […]

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Author’s note: this blog post was first published in ICTWorks.org. In a nation of about 15 million people, Cambodia has over 19 million mobile phone subscribers. In addition, there are only about 3.8 million Internet users. A 2014 report published by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) says that “Mobile phone access is near universal […]

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In case you missed this series of interviews with Cambodia’s new generation of leaders on Banyanblog: http://www.banyanblog.com/young-leaders

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[haiku url=”http://tharum.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/fragrant-rice-verboice.mp3″ title=”A Great Song” graphical=true]

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[haiku url=”http://tharum.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/WithGodOnOurSide.mp3″ title=”With God on Our Side” graphical=true] Oh my name it is nothin’ My age it means less. The country I come from Is called the Midwest I’s taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that the land that I live in Has God on its side Oh the history books […]

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From Jordan, Rawan Da’as says “I’ve got more than just a dream. First, I want to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Second, I dream of being an ambassador to Pensacola, Florida [disclosure: I’m already an honorary citizen of this beach town.]” Rawan is my first Jordanian friend; she’s amazing. She wrote a blog post about […]

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First published on Banyan Blog: http://www.banyanblog.com/4/post/2014/02/tharum-bun-32-blogger.html THARUM BUN, 32, BLOGGER Tharum Bun, 32, is an experienced voice in the Cambodian blogosphere and digital media space. Blogging since 2004, he’s been a contributing writer for the Phnom Penh Post, Asian Correspondents, The United Nations’s Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) and Global Voices online. He has worked […]

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February 5 The motor taxi driver told me that he’s worried about this this public transportation as he’s got only one source of income. No bus ready to run Opening remark on the very first day at bus station opposite to the French embassy Taking a motor dub from home to the bus station station. […]

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In my series of “Cambodian bloggers on blogging,” I have a conversation  with Banyan Blogger Mitty Steele. A Cambodian-born American, Mitty is a writer, photographer, and communicator. This is an unedited email interview. It’s a great honor that she accepted my request for this exclusive interview. If you, readers, want to drop her a line, […]

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When Cambodians went to the polls in July this year, social media not only posed a challenge to the traditional mainstream media but also to the country’s status quo. With its hands holding a tight grip on the country’s traditional media, the Hun Sen government virtually ignored social media, while the main opposition party, Cambodia […]

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