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

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2003: Community Information Centers funded by: USAID & Microsoft; implemented by The Asia Foundation 2004: Internet Village Motoman by Bernie Krisher 2015: Free Basics by Facebook in sole partnership with Smart 2023: Free Premiums by a creative capitalist

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Some shots I took some years ago. Uploaded to Google Photos, the cloud-based software does its magic animation. Where: I was on the top roof of Sorya Shopping Center When: 19 Jun 2008 (Thu, 16:52) Camera: Nikon D60 More animations to come, so stay tuned by subscribing to the RSS site feed or follow me […]

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Facebook’s Internet.org coming to Cambodia Design social innovation session by Akira Morita at Impact Hub Phnom Penh Phnom Penh becoming a techy city

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I gave an interview to The Phnom Penh Post’s Will Jackson early this week. You can read the full story here: Tech company to release Khmer music, ‘friendship’ and listings apps. As a tech blogger, it’s great to have an early access to new key players coming to Cambodia through Phnom Penh-based journos. Here’s what […]

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Like all countries I’ve been to, I also love Sweden. Happy Swedish National Day! Stockholm, I miss you. What a great evening! #Swedish National Day Celebration #PhnomPenh #Cambodia Lot's of pics: https://t.co/kqSteMzTrP pic.twitter.com/6TrlUr1m4Y — Sweden in Cambodia (@SwedeninKH) June 5, 2015

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The Phnom Penh Post’s Weekend edition has an interesting piece on Airbnb: Hoteliers worried by rise in peer-to-peer rentals. Journalist Lara Dunston quoted prominent author Elizabeth Becker, Airbnb’s spokesperson, and a few other well-established businesses. This is a thought-provoking story for Cambodian citizens. The question is: will this disruption really help better Cambodia’s communities by […]

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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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I’m proud to be part of Global Voices Online, contributing from Cambodia some years back. Terrific ten years! Look forward to the coming terrific ten years! With co-founder Rebecca at Internet Freedom Forum in Stockholm, Sweden How did I start with Global Voices? It’s Beth Kanter who introduced me to this amazing community.

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