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Public Works Ministry sets up live broadcast on Facebook to answer people’s concerns

The Ministry of Public Works will debut its first live show on Facebook today to allow people to air concerns over issues with the ministry’s competence. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50925308/public-works-ministry-sets-up-live-broadcast-on-facebook-to-answer-peoples-concerns/

Police warns of Classiscam cyber threat in Kingdom

The National Police’s Anti-Cyber Crime Department has called on social media users to be wary of messages advertising opportunities to win rewards after observing a recent increase in the proliferation of scams on platforms like Telegram and Facebook. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-warns-classiscam-cyber-threat-kingdom

NEC Facebook hack investigated

The Interior Ministry is investigating how hackers got into the Facebook page of the National Election Committee (NEC) spokesman and controlled it for weeks, preventing the public dissemination of election-related information. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-facebook-hack-investigated

Cambodia’s Facebook crackdown: Police are monitoring site for ‘enemies’ and ‘rebel movements’

National Police are monitoring Facebook to repress attempts to create a “rebel movement against the government” through negative posts and are working to better control civil society groups that have “opposition trends” and try to cause instability in society, a semiannual police report issued yesterday ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-facebook-crackdown-police-are-monitoring-site-enemies-and-rebel-movements

Cambodia’s politics play out on social media

Facebook has long been the key battleground in Cambodian politics, with parties wrestling for the ear of a young and increasingly connected electorate. But recent analytics show a particularly political brand of social media addiction in the Kingdom, even by regional standards, pushing the stakes ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-politics-play-out-social-media

PM says Facebook good for governance

Responding yesterday to criticism calling the Cambodian government a “Government of Facebook,” in which its officials are paid to play on the popular social media site, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that his was in fact an E-government. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21315/pm-says-facebook-good-for-governance/

Government plans to regulate online content

The Ministry of Information is planning to begin regulating the Internet in the country to prevent offensive content from being posted online, ostensibly to prevent defamation and provocations to violence, according to a ministry official. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-plans-to-regulate-online-content-67524/

Acleda joins WEF growth club

Cambodia’s largest financial institution, Acleda Bank, has been adopted into the World Economic Forum’s group of Global Growth Companies (GGC), an exclusive club made up of some of the world’s fastest-growing medium-size firms. The WEF yesterday announced that 20 companies from the Asia-Pacific region had been ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/acleda-joins-wef-growth-club

First sentence given for facebook comments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday fined a 29-year-old hairstylist and make-up artist 2 million riel, or about $500, and ordered her to pay 5 million riel, or about $1,250, in compensation to a rival beauty parlor owner she defamed on Facebook. The sentence is ...

Eang Mengleng And Denise Hruby
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/first-sentence-given-for-facebook-comments-51649/

Thousands fall for Korean work scam

Alleged ringleaders of an overseas employment scam the Ministry of Labour says bilked thousands of clients out of money were charged with fraud in Phnom Penh on Friday. Oun Sarath, 30, and Kim Sophat, 29, the director and marketing manager, respectively, of recruiting firm You Can ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-fall-korean-work-scam

Social media shows election day muscle

Illustrating a rapidly changing information network in Cambodia, social media played a major role yesterday, as images and videos that appeared to depict fraudulent election activity went viral on Facebook and Twitter. Videos of voters washing off the supposedly indelible security ink used to identify those ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-media-shows-election-day-muscle

‘Thinnest’ smartphone is set for debut in Cambodia

Two days after Huawei introduced the world’s thinnest smartphone in London and Singapore, the Cambodian representative office of the China-based company announced that the sleek device would be sold in the Kingdom in July. While the Chinese telecom giant hopes to increase its market share of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466435/Business/thinnest-smartphone-is-set-for-debut-in-cambodia.html

Cambodia business embraces Facebook advertising

With an average of 1,100 additions every day, a new user joins Facebook in Cambodia every two minutes, according to estimates from social media marketing and advertising agency Social Media Plus. Founder of Social Media Plus Anthony Galliano said more and more companies operating in Cambodia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021261301/Business/cambodia-business-embraces-facebook-advertising.html

Social Media Changing Cambodia’s Information Landscape

Changes in demography and technology have altered the behavior of Cambodian media consumers, with youth increasingly using social media platforms to share news and information. Pen Sophal, a graduate student in media management at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, says print and electronic media outlets in ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-social-media-changing-cambodian-information-landscape/1571656.html

Real Estate Mondays launches

A group of local property agents has initiated a monthly gathering for real estate professionals and those interested in the industry to meet and share business ideas and industry insights. The first of the monthly gatherings, known as Real Estate Monday, was held this week at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/real-estate-mondays-launches.html

Cambodia's e-commerce struggles amid potential

It was only in July this year when German-owned internet start-up incubator Rocket Internet launched shop.com.kh in Cambodia, an online retail store selling electronics such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Rocket Internet Cambodia co-founder Karl Seilern told the Post in July that the country’s growth ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120560099/Business/cambodias-e-commerce-struggles-amid-potential.html

E-commerce set to boom

E-commerce in the Kingdom would boom during the coming years as a result of technological developments and young Cambodians being eager to gain skills in new technology, a gathering of business people heard during “E-biz Tuesday”, a monthly meeting for discussion on Cambodia’s e-commerce industry. According ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110859633/Business/e-commerce-set-to-boom.html

Information Minister Promotes Gov't Use of Social Media

Minister of Information Khieu Kanarith has encouraged all provincial and city information departments to set up and maintain their own homepages, websites and profiles on the Internet, including popular social networking sites such as Facebook, officials said yesterday. The minister, who posts frequent updates ...

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