Social Media Drives Youth Involvement in Cambodia’s National Elections

An article by Faine Greenwood

The Internet genie is out of the bottle

But this election has proven that social media is no longer a fringe element in Cambodian society. It is increasingly moving to the fore of the political process.

“I think social media has contributed a great deal to the election outcome this year by providing a platform to people to share and receive information that much of the censored mainstream media didn’t do its best,” noted blogger and analyst Kounila Keo of the results. “In short, I feel that social media is becoming one of the most powerful tools used by citizens to keep each other informed, not just giving and receiving but on an advocacy level.”

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Social Media Drives Youth Involvement in Cambodia


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