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I'm pleased to note that academic and friend Erik Davis is launching his new book at Meta-House Tuesday evening. "Book Launch About The Buddhism" https://www.facebook.com/events/888602147861478/ :) Note: *Free Finger Food*!! While funerals can be a bit socially taboo to discuss, Erik's extensive religious studies background enables him to profile unique and fascinating glimpses ...

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The Art of Dissent

The Cambodian Center for Independent Media launched its 'Legacy of Impunity' exhibition at Meta-House this evening, in tandem with Cambodian Center for Human Rights' "Never Forget" (at the Mansion, Foreign Correspondents Club). Both were launched in solidarity with today's International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.                           I missed the ...

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This last Friday morning (estimated 1 AM) a fire broke out in the buildings behind Java Cafe. Four residences were damaged as well as the office of Java Cafe / Gallery, including a number of irreplaceable art items in storage. https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fire-destroys-5-homes-decades-of-artwork-97079/ Nine families remain in the area, with severe structural ...

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Survivor Comes To Cambodia

    Having lived in Cambodia for over 15 years, I know plenty of real ‘survivors‘. I’m not 100% comfortable with Cambodia repackaged as a slick media show, toasted by the powers that be. Ah well. If you want to see more about the real Cambodia, try the films by actual Cambodians:  Rithy Panh, Kalyanee Mam, so many more. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten is making ...

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BarCamp 2008 Photos

Due to a recent talk to drum up interest in Barcamp Phnom Penh 2015, I've dredged up some old photos: Looking back to Cambodia's very first BarCamp (Sept 2008), following on the heels of our 2007 Blogger summit.   As with the prior meeting, we were amazed regarding the enthusiasm, as many people ...

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