Following documentaries by Japan’s Kyodo News and National Geographic, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is planning to make a documentary about Son Doong Cave.
Son Doong has been recognized as the world's largest cave since its discovery in 1991
This movie by Gareth Carter will rock the world, believe me! It is a documentary following a team of football mad teenagers from Laos, as they travel to The Gothia Youth World Cup 2010 in Sweden. This adventure fulfils the boys dream to fly on a plane and get their first ever glimpse of the sea. No one knew the tragedy that would unfold making the trip even more poignant and meaningful. This film documents their journey on and off the pitch in Sweden as they win over hearts and minds and deal with being the first Laos football team ever to play outside of Asia. Watch the trailer.
The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 709
The Prime Minister announced on 24 March 2011 that the government had established “a new centralized task force to keep the media informed of matters in the public interest,” as the Phnom Penh Post reported. This Inter-Ministry Media Task Force “will comprise senior officials from the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Council of Ministers.”
It is interesting that this new instrument will be “headed by Neang Phat, secretary of state from the Ministry of Defense, with Phay Siphan acting as deputy. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokseman Koy Kuong and Defense Ministry Spokesman Chhum Socheat will act as spokespersons for their respective ministries.”
The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 707
The longstanding confrontations about the future solutions for the people who left or are under pressure to leave where about 4000 families used to live – most of them five or ten years or more – got again into the media. The Mirror had reported on related developments repeatedly – see for example The Lake is Going to Be Lost Forever – 13.11.2010. The following information is collected from a variety of sources. There are two main reasons why the problem is again in the media:
The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 702
I am now back in Cambodia – before starting the more regular reports and opinions from Cambodia, I relate here to a document from a group of United Nations human rights experts, which continues the line of recent documents in The Mirror on situations encountered when recording or sharing information.
DUSHANBE – A 16-hour marathon staged by a radio station in Dushanbe June 12 marked World Day against Child Labour. Radio listeners heard educational programmes, competitions, quizzes, social promotions, and calls from well-respected people speaking out against the use of child labour. Mobile groups distributed informational material in the streets of the capital that addressed the problem of child labour in Tajikistan.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called upon the government of Afghanistan to protect journalists and set “model standards” for democracy if it wants upcoming elections in the country to be fair.
Speaking at a national assembly of journalists’ leaders from across the country in Kabul at the weekend, IFJ General Secretary Aidan White said Afghanistan needed to provide more access to information to media, more guarantees of safety for journalists and more professionalism in the state broadcasting system, which is heavily biased in favour of governing parties.
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From here to “Artenity”:
American Graffiti in Phnom Penh
On Tuesday, 16/08, 6PM, American graffiti artist Jay Torres opens his show “ARTERNITY” at Meta House, featuring a live performance by US singer Lottie Dah. Experience the audio and visual effects as the 80s urban hip-hop culture is brought to life via projections, music, art, and movies. This is the story of Jay Torres, who nowadays lives and works in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian pictures from the genocide:
“Case two” at the Meta House
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, commonly known as the "Khmer Rouge Tribunal", is a national court established pursuant to an agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United Nations to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for serious violations of Cambodian penal law, international humanitarian law and custom, and violation of international conventions recognized by Cambodia, committed during the period between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979.