About the Author

Reading in my spare time

Reading in my spare time

My name is Dara Saoyuth. I am Cambodian. I was born in Kampot province in 1990. Now, I am living in Phnom Penh city, Cambodia.

Personal Background

Presently, I am a junior in Media Management at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and a freelance writer for LIFT, The Phnom Penh Post. I moved to Phnom Penh in 2008 when I had to start my first year at University.

I’m not a talkative person, but I like knowing people and making friends. That’s why I created this blog for the main purpose is to share my experience and knowledge to the other people as well as getting to know different people from different places.

In my opinion, blog is a two-way communication. I always expect to see feedback on every story I post.

In my free time, I like reading book, reading newspaper, surfing the internet, and listening to music. I also like playing sport, and my favorite sport is badminton.

Below are my educational background and my working experiences:


2001-2004         : Preash Reach Samphear Secondary School (Kampot Province)

2004-2007         : Preash Reach Samphear High School (Kampot Province)

2007-2008         : Udom Vichea High School (Kampot Province)

2008-Present     : BBA, Year 2, Department of Media and Communication, Major Media Management (to be completed 2012)


October, 2010           : Successfully completed the training of Reporting for Radio arranged by DEUTSCHE WELLE-AKADEMIE collaborate with Department of Media and Communication (DMC)

May, 2010           : Complete Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign at Department of Media and Communication (DMC)

April, 2010         : Certificate of web design, HTML at Abstract of New Technology Magazine (ANT Magazine)

February, 2010        : Certificate of Project Planning at Khmer Legal Team (KLT)

August, 2009       : Certificate of Stress Management at Cambodian Federation of Employers & Business Associations (CAMFEBA)

September, 2005   : Completed Microsoft Office 2003 at Community Information Center (CIC) of Fine Arts Association of Kampot (FAA of Kampot province)

Work Experience

May, 2010-Now          : Working as a freelancer for LIFT, the Phnom Penh Post Newspaper

July-Sep, 2010          : Intern at Agence France-Presse (AFP)

2006-2007                   : English Teacher, Kampot Krong English Training School, Kampot Province. Responsibilities include teaching vocabulary, grammar, conversational speaking, and Writing


November 27-28, 2010               : Participated in “IDEACAMP Conference under the topic ‘Capacity Building & Social Participation'”

September 25-26, 2010               : Participated in “BarCamp Phnom Penh 2010”

February, 2010-Now               : Designer and writer on the publication of school magazine project on Cambodian Cinema

May 20-23, 2010                     : Council grade 12 students in Siem Reap about the importance of pursuing university studies and how to choose a major of study

March, 2010                             : Participated in conference on Sustainable Society on AIDS Aids, Organized by AIESEC LUCT coordinated with Seachange Cambodia

November 23-27, 2009             : Participated in MEKONG Arts and Media Festival 2009, Organized by Save the Children Organization, Center for Community Health Research and Development

February, 2009                         : Went to community at Cheoung Prey, Kompong Cham province to educate students about hygiene, morality, and ethic of living

December, 2008                       : Went to community at Angkor Borey, Takeo province to educate students about hygiene, morality and ethic of living

May, 2010           : Complete Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Indesign at Department of Media and Communication (DMC)
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