Meet Thim Chanrithy: the Linus Torvalds of Cambodia

Eighteen-year-old Thim Chanrithy is now in Vietnam’s Cantho province for three months, writing software he proposed to the coding giant, Google, to make open-source software more portable. That idea has special applications in Cambodia, where the Internet is not widely used but where the movement of software from disc to disc is still useful. Thim […]

‘Honored’ Moderator Recalls Role in Clinton Visit

During a visit to Cambodia in November, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a town hall meeting with 600 Cambodian youths. Of those in attendance at Chaktomuk Theater, along the riverside in Phnom Penh, 18 were allowed questions. And those questions were moderated by a 25-year-old Cambodian woman, Keo Kalyan, a holder of master’s […]

In Cambodia, democracy should be…

April 03, 2010: Kounila Keo’s video clip that was awarded by the Embassy of the United States in Cambodia in a Video Challenge competition, ‘Democracy Is…’. I got a chance to have a quick interview with both Kounila and Sokchea, who co-produced the video. Tharum: The video has to be very narrative, do you think […]

Meet Sophal Ear

Simply dressed in his favorite khakis and dark brown V-Neck T-shirt, Sophal Ear took to the stage in style at the Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) conference, and gave a fascinating talk on ‘escaping the Khmer Rouge,’ in February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Much known for leveraging the power of ideas to change the […]

My Interview with Cambodian College Students

Students of Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Rana Sowath, Ek Sreypechrachna, Sok Someaknea, Ang Vanny, and Morm Linda, facilitated by Professor Ron Klein, interviewed me for their research project in mid-August. The ‘Mass of Communication’ report was written for Fundamentals of Communication course. It gives an overview of the roles of traditional media and the new […]

Interview with Pannasastra University of Cambodia Students

A group of Pannasastra University students chose my blogging as a topic for their research. The research project is for a course of Fundamentals of Communication. They reached me through an article in the Cambodia Daily. And another email interview is coming from Ireland. Technorati Tag: Cambodia, Khmer