The Cambodian Blogosphere is, for the most part, a warm and supportive online community of Cambodians in Cambodia and spread around the world, ex-pats in country blogging about their experiences, and others like me who are interested in the country's beautiful culture.
Sadly, there is a dark side. Read about it over at the blogher site.
I've had some interesting email, including one from my 85 year-old Dad who was very proud, but asked me "What's a blog?." Maybe Millie Garfield's example will inspire him!
The most exciting thing that happened was a comment from Cambodian blogher Details are Sketchy who told me that the article inspired her to create a Cambodia Blogher's page, something that I'd always wished existed! So, I spent some browsing the links and not surprisingly, I found a number of Cambodian Bloghers who work or are involved with ngos!
Here's a roundup of a few blogs written by women who write about Cambodia and are connected to nonprofit organizations or causes! Some are khmer and some are not ..
Loung Ung is an activist, author, and lecturer and survivor of the killing fields of Cambodia where out of a population of just 7 million, some two million Cambodians were brutally murdered at the hands of Pol Pot regime. Loung Ung's blog primarily promotes her books, including her most recent book, Lucky Child.
7DA Dairy Land is a software engineer who has worked on the Khmer OS Project customizing Open Source software programs so they run in the Khmer Language. The project is managed by Open Forum, a Cambodian ngo. I got to know this blogher when I interviewed her a while back.
There are few more of bloghers that I'd like to mention, although their blogging about Cambodia was part of their brief work or travel in country.
But the game marked a milestone in Cambodian sports and changing social
mores it was played by women. In a country where gender inequality is
the norm and sexual abuse against females is common, some young
Cambodian women are trying to show that they are neither weak nor
subversive by playing what is generally regarded in their society as a