Welcome to LIFT issue 51

Welcome to LIFT issue 51

This is issue number 51 for us here at lift, and while we aren’t doing anything to celebrate this week, we are gearing up for out one year anniversary issue next week, which will feature photo spreads with many of Cambodia’s most impressive youth, unique insight from our writers into the difficulties and successes they face as journalist’s, comments and feedback from out readers and our writers for the contructive Cambodian tell us how they think we can improve int he year to come. Please help us get your voice in the action by responding to our survey on the next page.

You will notice that you don’t need to go to a computer to talk to us this time. We are starting LIFT LINE, a cell phone number that you can text to let us know what you think about our questions of the week, reader surveys, or anything related to Cambodia, young people and life. Try it out and then check out your SMS in our issue next week!

Our stories this week are about the state of Cambodian music and young men who are seriosuly concerned about their style. Happy New Year! See you again in 2011.

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