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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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  In a country where Valentine's Day bears broad similarities to Prom Night, romance is serious business.   Hence there's a bit of hubbub about the first Khmer-language 'friend finder' (wink wink) / dating app 'Matchstix', going strong since its July launch. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/swipe-right-bringing-hook-apps-cambodia http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13885/matchstix-delivers-cambodia---s-first----friend-finder----app/ Tinder-style functionality in Khmer language? Many parents will be appalled at the ...

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General Amusement

    @john_weeks @erikwdavis This would work here judging by the guys I see staring at their phones at MOD every day pic.twitter.com/AKPF0XV0wW — Paul James Harper (@pauljamesharper) September 16, 2015   @pauljamesharper Now I know your truly Australian. #AusGrammar ;) @erikwdavis — John Weeks (@john_weeks) September 17, 2015  

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It's not an understatement to say that Mekong ICT Camp changed my life. I attended in 2010, made new friends, and learned cool new things. Oh, also: under a year later, I got a job based on the knowledge I'd acquired there. I returned in 2013 to share what I learned with Open ...

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