Keynote Speaker on “Fake News”

PI yesterday could not thank enough to those who showed up participating and patiently listening my presentation. And my sincere thank to #Barcamp organizers for allowing me to be part of the wonderful event. I would say, this year, #Barcamp 2018 was so special and different.

Remarkably, I truly felt amazed seeing young #Cambodia loving and enjoying the event: ICT exhibition, product launch, and knowledge sharing session. On the top of that, I feel proud of #Koompi team who have eventually made mark over new brand computer: Koompi. The computer design is so cool. I love it.

In my view, this could prove progress and change of tech and digital industry in Cambodia that I strongly encourage and call for all stakeholders investing more, at all causes, into technology sector. In connection with, the government authorities should play vital roles in coordination, fills the digital gap, and brings the sustainable development.


Koompi: Cambodia’s First Brand Computer

A group of young techies have made mark in Cambodia history, launching the first ever new brand computer “Koompi”, according to press release posted on its website.

At side event of BARCAMP ASEAN 2018 held yesterday in Phnom Penh, team of Koompi presented the products and explained its feature of computer speculations to a crowd of tech lovers.

Koompi is viewed as the first Cambodia’s laptop in history that is being developed by Khmer people.

Koompi is built as a low-cost, high-performance laptop that runs open source software, starting with price: $369 USD, said its website, adding that, with main purpose giving students opportunity that they never touch a computer before in their life.

One member of Koompi team, Rithy Thol said on his Facebook post that he thanked and his team was grateful of support. “[…] we at Koompi see the rise of youth who care about its future and are going the be the next generation of engineersproblem solvers, and some going to be great discoverers of this country,” said Rithy.

One Facebook user, Vorn Bung Rong said on post that he feels good to hear about Cambodia’s brand [computer], with name and Khmer OS (operating system).

Koompi says everyone may contact the team via: (+855) 070-309-707, or [at] for further inquiry and purchasing order. Notably, everyone could explore the products on website.

The delivery of Koompi computers to clients will start on October 27, 2018, according to its social post.


Speaker on “Google Disinformation” with U.S. Embassy

On September 13, I was honored and invited to join “Let’s Chat!”, which it was organized by U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh. During the discussion, I talked about my job and the recent participation in Google Disinformation Training in Singapore that was sponsored by the Embassy.

The following is a full-video conversation between me and Mary Beth, Director, Asia-Pacific Media Hub – Manila (U.S. Department of State). Please enjoy watching the video discussion as embedded below.


Train Cambodian Citizen Journalists

In the mission of building people, Chenda had a special privilege to be invited as a media trainer for Cambodia citizen journalist.

The two-day training was held in Siem Reap from 28 February to 01 March, 2018. The topic of the training is “news report writing about public services”, which was organized by Open Development Cambodia (ODC) and Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM).

The participants who are the citizen journalists now have better capacity in their journalistic skills in order to write/report news more effectively as well as they know how to use the ODC online platform to find various topics and reference documents to support their articles.

To be reminded, there were 16 citizen journalists from different parts of Cambodia such as Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and Kampong Chhnang attended this two-day training which is funded by Spider.

The following is some snapshots from the training taken and given by ODC.



A Research Assistant for “Media Ownership Monitor”

On 21 February, Chenda KUN has presented a new website of “Media Ownership Monitor” or MOM Cambodia to a group of people from various media sectors including government officials and journalists.

Chenda has been working as research assistant for months with a German-based and advocated media institution, Reporter Without Borders before he announced the re-launching under the partnership with Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM).

To learn more of newly built website of MOM Cambodia, please visit: