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A freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2005, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.

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Two pythons married in Cambodia

January 5, 2011 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

The New York Times’s Thomas Fuller begins a story about the supernatural in Thailand: BANGKOK — Don’t be fooled by the skyscrapers, the roads clogged with the latest luxury cars or the high-tech gadgetry in pockets and purses. This country of 65 million people has embraced modernity, yes, but many Thais will tell you that…>

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When young Cambodian artists meet their masters

August 9, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

More than 500 people will gather this week at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk theater “to generate arts renewal through the sharing and learning of a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms,” says Song Seng, who manages this year’s Cambodian Youth Arts Festival. For the first time since its inception in 2004, the 2010 festival takes…>

Critics praise Khmer Rouge documentary

August 2, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

A decade-long effort to document the life of Cambodia’s Brother Number Two, Nuon Chea, by Cambodian investigative journalist Thet Sambath has been praised by international news outlets. Documentary film ‘Enemies of the People’ is now available for public audience as Cambodians and observers talk about the first verdict given by the United Nations-backed tribunal. The…>

Cambodia gets tough on World Cup betting

June 10, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen this week called on his people not to bet on football ahead of the start of the World Cup in South Africa on Friday. Talking to a group of university students, the PM was quoted in the media as saying: “On Friday, the World Cup will start. I would like…>

The flower of Chiang Mai: a romantic episode of Cambodia-Thailand

June 6, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Chiang Mai, Thailand–Cambodia’s legend singer and musician Sin Sisamouth could have been to the northern part of Thailand and sang a beautiful song, Bopha (flower/girl) Chiang Mai. Below is a YouTube video of the song, not sung by him, but a 23-year-old Khmer-American whose music has been reaching the Khmer diaspora through the Internet. Artist Laura…>

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Dengue Fever to help Cambodia-US relations

May 16, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Dengue Fever lead singer Chhom Nimol on stage in a Phnom Penh public park, where thousands showed up for the free concert Chhom Nimol, the only Cambodian-born artist in the Los Angeles-based Dengue Fever music band The music concert in dedication to Cambodia-US relations Chhom Nimol behind the stage Photographed by Tharum Bun

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Cambodia welcomes Dengue Fever music band

May 13, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Los Angeles-based Dengue Fever music band make their first stop in Phnom Penh, to be followed by Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. The band will perform a free concert in a Phnom Penh public park today at 7:00pm. Left: Cambodian-born Chhom Nimol, Vocalist; Zac Holtzman, Farfisa; David Ralicke, Brass Against the backdrop of a panel discussion…>

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‘I Have a Dream’: Heng Krishna

April 8, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

In this post, I talk to Heng Krishna, a 24-year-old Cambodian student who studies Political Science at the Peoples’ Friendship of Russian University in Moscow, Russia. Born in Kampong Cham, a province in eastern Cambodia, the young aspiring political leader discusses Cambodian affairs openly on his online journal,  http://lifeinmoscow.wordpress.com/. Tharum Bun:  Tell me about your…>

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Navigating Cambodia

January 14, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Google announced yesterday its Google Maps (once known as Google Local) can provide better capability for users to navigate roads for 18 new countries, including Cambodia. ‘Driving directions’ is one of the most wanted features among Google Maps users. According to a recent Google blog post, using Google Map Maker, users in these countries have provided…>

Two pythons married in Cambodia

Two pythons married in Cambodia

January 5, 2011 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

The New York Times’s Thomas Fuller begins a story about the supernatural in Thailand: BANGKOK — Don’t be fooled by the skyscrapers, the roads clogged with the latest luxury cars or the high-tech gadgetry in pockets and purses. This country of 65 million people has embraced modernity, yes, but many Thais will tell you that…>

When young Cambodian artists meet their masters

When young Cambodian artists meet their masters

August 9, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

More than 500 people will gather this week at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk theater “to generate arts renewal through the sharing and learning of a variety of traditional and contemporary art forms,” says Song Seng, who manages this year’s Cambodian Youth Arts Festival. For the first time since its inception in 2004, the 2010 festival takes…>

Critics praise Khmer Rouge documentary

August 2, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

A decade-long effort to document the life of Cambodia’s Brother Number Two, Nuon Chea, by Cambodian investigative journalist Thet Sambath has been praised by international news outlets. Documentary film ‘Enemies of the People’ is now available for public audience as Cambodians and observers talk about the first verdict given by the United Nations-backed tribunal. The…>

The flower of Chiang Mai: a romantic episode of Cambodia-Thailand

June 6, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Chiang Mai, Thailand–Cambodia’s legend singer and musician Sin Sisamouth could have been to the northern part of Thailand and sang a beautiful song, Bopha (flower/girl) Chiang Mai. Below is a YouTube video of the song, not sung by him, but a 23-year-old Khmer-American whose music has been reaching the Khmer diaspora through the Internet. Artist Laura…>

Dengue Fever to help Cambodia-US relations

Dengue Fever to help Cambodia-US relations

May 16, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Dengue Fever lead singer Chhom Nimol on stage in a Phnom Penh public park, where thousands showed up for the free concert Chhom Nimol, the only Cambodian-born artist in the Los Angeles-based Dengue Fever music band The music concert in dedication to Cambodia-US relations Chhom Nimol behind the stage Photographed by Tharum Bun

Cambodia welcomes Dengue Fever music band

Cambodia welcomes Dengue Fever music band

May 13, 2010 - 0 Comments - Tharum Bun

Los Angeles-based Dengue Fever music band make their first stop in Phnom Penh, to be followed by Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong. The band will perform a free concert in a Phnom Penh public park today at 7:00pm. Left: Cambodian-born Chhom Nimol, Vocalist; Zac Holtzman, Farfisa; David Ralicke, Brass Against the backdrop of a panel discussion…>

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