Star bloggers the top five: The Phnom Penh Post

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 […]

The technology helping Cambodia’s disconnected and hardest to reach

Author’s note: this blog post was first published in 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 […]

Terrific ten years of Global Voices Online

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.

Google to unveil panoramic views of Angkor

Google will unveil its Street View imagery of Angkor’s ancient temples as Cambodia is set to celebrate its Khmer New Year in April this year. As previous years, Google usually chooses heated April to introduce Cambodian net users to new services or major features. In 2013, Khmer-language support was the most welcoming feature in Google […]

A decade as a blogger

First published on Banyan Blog: 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 […]

Social Media and Cambodian Youth: It’s Not Just Facebook: Other Social Media Platforms

Moderated by The Cambodia Daily’s Online Editor Joshua Wilwohl, I was one of the panelists talking about “It’s Not Just Facebook: Other Social Media Platforms”. My argument is Google+ is going to take off and possible taking over Facebook (in Cambodia) thanks to Google’s owned Motorola and its budget smartphones and Android ecosystem, which will […]

Mobile internet: Cambodia

The Cambodia Daily’s Joshua Wilwohl reported that “The government has ordered the country’s seven mobile phone operators to abide by a law that sets minimum prices for calls, ultimately ending their lucrative top-up and bonus deal promotions…” With mobile Internet, it’s easy to avoid making phone calls (whatever price set by the network providers). Mobile […]

Stockholm Internet Forum 2014 is coming

Stockholm Internet Forum, SIF, a conference that aims to deepen the discussions on how freedom and openness on the Internet promote economic and social development worldwide, is coming in May 2014. Invited only. The organizers give you the possibility to recommend someone, with an interest in and knowledge of internet freedom related issues, whom you […]

Sad day: Internet Society Cambodia Chapter

In August 2010, Norbert Klein invited me to join Internet Society Chapter Cambodia. Today is a very sad day as it’s officially announced that ISOC Cambodia Chapter is dissolved. It took more than an individual effort to establish this Cambodian chapter for the internet community in Cambodia. All I hope is that all the chapter […]