Projects

Khmer Scholar has won two awards so far

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It’s been a little more than two years now since I created Khmer Scholar as a professional project for my Master’s degree at Ohio University. May 16, 2015 was the official launch date of the site to the public, although…

What Apple-FBI court fight means for mobile users

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Apple-FBI court fight over a terrorist’s iPhone once again sparks the public interests over the old, long-debated dilemma of national security versus privacy. While the case is based in the United States, its implications reach far beyond the U.S. borders….

The face of information infrastructure in Cambodia, as of 2015

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The year 2013 marks the biggest transformation of media landscape in Cambodia. Like in most countries, digital technology – particularly mobile – and the Internet play the forefront role in this media remodeling. Today, the most influential platform for information…

Meet Cheam Panharath, a young social entrepreneur

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When speaking of starting a business in Cambodia, you might have heard things like “Business needs lots of capital”, “You cannot be successful in business if you don’t have parents or relatives doing it too” or “Young people cannot start…

What I learnt in 2013

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I have successfully survived 2013. Safe, purposeful and vertical, still! The funny part is I got to breathe 366 days throughout the year, or at least 365 days and 18 hours, to be exact. That was possible, for I began and…

I’m coming back to IFL as a lecturer

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In case you don’t know what IFL stands for, it’s Institute of Foreign Languages, the place at which I spent 5 years to get my two bachelor degrees: Education (TEFL) and International Studies. It was a tough 5-year period. I…

2012: The year of disrespecting the status quo

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The good news is 2012 marks the ending of my college life – at least undergraduate level – and the dawn of a new schooling atmosphere, the so-called career journey. I wish the year was just this simple. In early…

How youth can and need to express themselves better

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When I just graduated from college, I was contacted by Loy9, a youth-oriented media campaign run by BBC Media Action and funded by UNDP, to sit in an interview describing “How can youth express themselves?” and “What are the benefits of self-expression?”. Self-expression plays a vital role…

Survivor: The story of my second coming

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It’s never too late to start all over again, at least if we have the gut to. In fact, restarters are survivors, the people who come back harder, sharper and far more geared for battles. They come back from failures, mistakes and…