Human traffickers use social media to lure job seekers to Cambodia
Human traffickers in Việt Nam are finding ever more inventive ways to lure potential victims overseas for exploitation. Through social media networks like Facebook or Zalo, they are offering well-paid jobs at casinos or online games in Cambodia, before springing their trap. ...
Khmer Times Staff
More than 160 fake news cases recorded in July
The Ministry of Information’s Fake News Monitoring Committee said there were total of 161 cases of fake news, incitement and insults on social media recorded in July. ...
Information Ministry to expand monitoring on social media
The Ministry of Information will expand its monitoring of social media posts to include more platforms. ...
More than 1,000 cases of fake, objectionable news identified
In 2020, the Ministry of Information identified sources of objectionable or illegal material on social media including fake news and disinformation, various incitements, unfair criticism of the nation’s leadership and insults to the King totalling 1,343 cases. ...
Children gain opportunities but face risks in age of social media
A Children’s Fund (Unicef) report on the use of social media by children and adolescents in East Asia says that although access to such sites provides children with big opportunities, it also exposes them to the growing risks that accompany the platforms. ...
Prime minister demands end to fake news on virus
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday criticised several outlets for spreading misinformation on the novel coronavirus outbreak and instructed the Ministry of Information to do more to eradicate fake news. Speaking at a press conference at the Peace Palace on Thursday, Hun Sen said a ...
Unicef calls for ‘concrete action’ on online bullying in Cambodia
The UN Children’s Agency has called for a new policy to protect Cambodian children from bullying. In a statement released to coincide with Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Unicef said young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years olds were particularly at risk. Natascha ...
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 ...
Youth political expression hampered, opposition says
A number of young people were detained in 2016 for making social media posts deemed to be inciting violence. The opposition has said freedom of expression among its youth wing is limited compared to more seasoned activists. ...
Government officials increasingly on Facebook
In July, an estimated 2.9 million Cambodians were on Facebook, up from 1.7 million a year earlier.The social networking website Facebook has grown increasingly popular with government officials, who use it to communicate with their constituents and to push their political positions to a younger ...
Going viral in Cambodian cyberspace
Social media is on the rise in Cambodia, and it may just mark the beginning of the end of the systemic culture of judicial impunity, as well as the long-dysfunctional democratic system. ...
Social media a potential new tool for good governance, expert says
Social media has emerged to play a crucial role in providing many Cambodians with information that could mean better governance, an expert says. Ok Serei Sopheak, a good governance specialist, told “Hello VOA” that sites like Facebook help people get information quickly and easily, and can ...
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 ...
NEC Says Statement on Bloggers Not an Attack on Free Speech
Despite fears that a warning to users of social media and Internet blogs will dampen free speech, the head of National Election Committee (NEC) has insisted the intention was not to limit expression ahead of July’s national election. The NEC last week issued a statement requesting ...
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 ...
Rights groups wary of ban on internet cafés
Rights workers cautioned yesterday that a sweeping ban on internet cafés near schools was little more than a thinly veiled act of censorship. Issued last month by the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the circular says all internet cafés within 500 metres of a school must ...
Cambodian Start-up Competes With India in Natural Hair Market
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For an Internet start-up, Arjuni faces more challenges than usual. The e-commerce site that sells hair extensions operates out of a five-story building here that lacks elevators and, sometimes, power. Employees typically have to travel to remote villages by motorbike or foot ...
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 ...