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Brother number two confesses: “Enemies of the people”

By: Expat Advisory Posted: June-22-2011 in
Expat Advisory

Brother number two confesses: “Enemies of the people”

About the End of The Mirror

By: Norbert Klein Posted: April-04-2011 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 710

The description of The Mirror - “About the Mirror” - has changed several times since its inception. Another version is now due – not only the latest one, but the last. The regular publications of The Mirror come to an end on 3 April 2011 – but the site will remain on the web as an archive of what has been published in the past.

More details about this follow at the end.

But first, a recapitulation of the history of The Mirror, a bit long – but these were years of many changes.

Death and Life – after the Diamond Island Tragedy

By: Norbert Klein Posted: November-29-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 692

The tragedy at the Diamond Island bridge – the worst disaster in peace time in Cambodia, and probably the second biggest of this nature in the world – was followed by different phases of reaction: first, the awareness that something terrible had happened [images can be seen by clicking here], calling for immediate first aid and rescue actions – then a period of reflections to clarify what actually had happened and why – and finally deliberations about longer range concern, with which we closed yesterday’s report: “But the question remains: What will the government do to prevent still larger crowds from creating even greater calamities next year and beyond in the future? The government has already announced that next year, the Water Festival will be held again.”

“Miss Landmine” in San Francisco

By: Norbert Klein Posted: October-15-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 686

The Daily Californian reports on 14 October 2010 about the SF Docfest – a film festival of documentary films.

I report about it here not only because there is also on contribution related to Cambodia, but also because there are also people in Cambodia getting involved in the production of documentary videos – for example among the students of the Department of Media & Communication at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Cambodian News in German Media

By: Norbert Klein Posted: September-27-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 683

Since my arrival in Germany on 13 September, the following reports were the only news about Cambodia I saw and heard.

On 13 September 2010 the German TV news Tagesschau carried a report under the heading:

A Country which Is an Important Supplier for German Suppliers: Textile Workers in Cambodia Striking

Foreigners Share VN Tales on Telly

By: The Word HCMC Posted: September-02-2010 in
The Word HCMC

A reality travel show hosted by foreigners fluent in Vietnamese debuted on Ho Chi Minh City Television last month.

Each episode of Viet Nam — Dat nuoc toi yeu (Vietnam — The country I love) features several 10-minute short stories narrated by foreigners who discuss their favourite things about Vietnam: the society, landscapes, culture, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and sport.

The series aims to provide local viewers with unique views of their home country, as told by foreigners studying and working in Vietnam.

The Mirrored Mirror

By: Norbert Klein Posted: September-02-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 680

This is a special text: the first in the third phase in the history of The Mirror. The first started in 1997 and lasted into 2006 with weekly editions on paper, also available for subscription over the Internet in the form of PDF files; the second with daily editions from 2007 until the end of August 2010, and now the third phase.

Disregarding or Facing Agreements in the Press?

By: Norbert Klein Posted: August-23-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 678

The Mirror was created to mirror the Khmer language press – that is to focus on important dynamics in society, as they are reflected in the press. That includes also to observe when there seem to be discrepancies between different streams of reporting. And it includes also to observe what seems not to be reported in the Khmer language press, though one would expect it.

Words Can Reveal or Obscure

By: Norbert Klein Posted: August-17-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 677

On Thursday, 12 August 2010, The Cambodia Daily had a headline that said:

Gov't Refutes Court Order on Land Dispute

And in the text this is explained as follows:

The Arrest of Journalists Is Worrying

By: The Mirror Posted: August-16-2010 in
The Mirror

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 677

“Phnom Penh: Recently, several journalists have been detained by the authorities while they were fulfilling their duties as journalists and following the ethics of journalists, but some others had them arrested because dishonest merchants and related authorities exaggerated some stories changing them from right to wrong.


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