Welcome to LIFT issue 7

Welcome to LIFT issue 7

In this issue we focus on the Internet, which we consider to be the most important educational tool available to humans today. While it is a fantastic tool for students, the potential of the World Wide Web reaches far beyond academia into all facets of our lives.

For professionals such as Kong Sidaroth (page 7), it has continued to provide technical support and access to information that would not otherwise be available in the Kingdom. For others such as Norbert Klein (page 3), bringing Internet to Cambodia has been a decade-long pursuit.

With the advancement of wireless and 3G technology, the Internet is more affordable and accessible than ever before. For young people who can afford the latest technology, this opens up entire worlds of communication and information.

But even for those of us who can’t afford a Blackberry or an iPhone, faster Internet at schools and Internet cafés will make using this tool a more efficient and interesting experience.

It is no secret that schools and universities in the Kingdom suffer from a lack of resources, particularly with regard to technology. While it may be a long time before classrooms in Cambodia are equipped with computers, you have the power to get yourself up to speed outside of school.

In this issue of Lift, we provide you with a number of suggestions for Web sites that can advance your learning and career, but we recommend that you reach beyond our suggestions to find Web sites, blogs and discussion forums that suit your interests and ideals. The more time you spend on the Internet, the more you can make it work for you.

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  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh