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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. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/children-gain-opportunities-face-risks-age-social-media

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 ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prime-minister-demands-end-fake-news-virus

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 ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/unicef-calls-for-concrete-action-on-online-bullying-in-cambodia/4775248.html

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

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. ...

Kann Vicheika
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/youth-political-expression-hampered-opposition-says/3714709.html

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 ...

Socheata Hean
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/government-officials-increasingly-on-facebook/3084608.html

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. ...

Sebastian DuChamp
http://www.asiasentinel.com/politics/going-viral-cambodia-cyberspace/

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 ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/social-media-a-potential-new-tool-for-good-governance-expert-says/2544265.html

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

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

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/National/rights-groups-wary-of-ban-on-internet-cafes.html

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 ...

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/in-cambodia-a-start-up-uses-the-internet-to-sell-hair/

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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