Got cited in the Phnom Penh Post again!
Link to the story: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/facebook-safe-government
Kounila Keo, a prominent blogger and media consultant in Cambodia, said banning Facebook would certainly affect Cambodia’s political landscape – but only for as long as it took for people to find their way past the filters.
“No matter how many times [Facebook] has been banned in Vietnam, people have still found ways to go back,” she said.
The site itself was a hugely effective tool for spreading information and a medium the opposition had successfully tapped in to during its campaign, Kounila added.
“Raw, unedited, uncensored videos [and] information have been posted timely by people who don’t fear or can remain anonymous,” she said.
The CNRP “capitalised on social media to draw popularity and support on Facebook [and] organised meet-ups and more.”
During the election period and the time since, Kounila added, Facebook users had continued their discussions without fear or restriction, something “unprecedented in Cambodia”.