News going viral on Facebook challenges traditonal Cambodian media

Social Media Changing Cambodia’s Information Landscape – VOA, December 25, 2012
…For example, when a monk was arrested during a demonstration over the land dispute in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak area, news did not appear in local media. However, the news “was viral on Facebook, which put pressure on traditional media to pick it up and broadcast or publish it,” Pen Sophal said. “If they hadn’t broadcast it, they would have missed an important piece of news that was known internationally…”

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