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14 Movies Every Journalism Major Must See


Journalists end up as common protagonists in fiction and nonfiction alike for thoroughly understandable reasons. Their education and careers often (but not always!) revolve around dredging up or reporting on conflict, which, of course, makes for great story starters. While the field’s reality won’t usually prove as interesting or farfetched as the movies listed here, that doesn’t make them any less valuable viewing.

  1. Citizen Kane

    All movie buffs need to watch Orson Welles’ legendary classic, not just those majoring or working in journalism. The auteur himself produced, wrote, directed and starred in this fictionalization of media magnate William Randolph Hearst — famously piquing his ire to the point his newspapers never even ran stories about Citizen Kane!

  2. Network

    Journalism students, anyone with a particular affinity for satire and, of course, any crossovers will likely enjoy Network‘s scathing portrayal of news teams. Things grow progressively more absurd and cynical once the Union Broadcasting System decides to exploit one of its ranting journalists for better ratings.

  3. Almost Famous

    Based on director Cameron Crowe’s extraordinary real-life experiences, this contemporary classic chronicles the story of a talented teen music journalist who lands an enviable Rolling Stone gig after lying about his age. Behind the glitz and glamour, however, the free-flowing sex and drugs end up instigating more problems than the band at the center — Stillwater — can handle.

  4. All the President’s Men

    Though All the President’s Men takes liberties with reality (like pretty much every movie), it still provides a thrilling, shocking and frequently freaky look at the volatile Watergate scandal. The book of the same name, which inspired the acclaimed film adaptation, relays the narrative of two journalists tasked with uncovering President Richard Nixon’s horrifying little secret.

  5. Good Night, and Good Luck

    In one of the most arresting and memorable performances of his career, David Strathairn stars as the very real Edward R. Murrow, one of the first and most historically significant American broadcast journalists. His interviews with Senator Joseph McCarthy — presented here via archived footage — perfectly summarize the wide-eyed paranoia characterizing those early Cold War years.

  6. Ace in the Hole

    This tense film noir follows a shady reporter trying to rebuild his career far away from the New York journalism scene that rightfully kicked him out. In Albuquerque, new opportunities eventually arise, which he ends up exploiting and manipulating to his advantage until such wanton deception finally catches up to him.

  7. Ringu

    One of the quintessential examples of J-horror, the intense, deeply psychological Ringu contains some of cinema’s most visually disturbing imagery this side of David Lynch. Here, a reporter investigating some mysterious deaths and a popular urban legend encounters a cursed video tape that spreads like a virus and eventually kills off (almost!) everyone who pops it into the VCR.

  8. Zodiac

    Step inside the San Francisco Chronicle offices and watch as the Zodiac killer continues to elude reporters and law enforcement officials through a series of painstakingly encoded letters. Inspired by a real life unsolved mystery, it takes viewers on a white-knuckled exploration of a deeply twisted mind and the experts finding it baffling.

  9. The Paper

    In the span of one day, newspaper editors and reporters alike deal with zany and not-so-zany antics from coworkers, family and nemeses. All the major and minor anxieties of life in the newsroom eventually culminate in a violent, alcohol-soaked showdown with a local politician.

  10. Broadcast News :

    Personal and professional drama pockmark the lives of a producer, reporter and news anchor, whose emotions begin intertwining until they eventually boil over. Journalism students will appreciate how it humanizes oft-caricatured media archetypes, revealing some of the complexities that may lurk beneath their frustrated (and occasionally frustrating!) demeanors.

  11. His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday exists as one of the best American screwball comedies ever committed to celluloid, merging comedy and romance in a manner far more compelling than today’s ho-hum fare. An ex-husband and wife wind up working together on one last case — thanks to the former’s machinations — and find themselves embroiled in some wacky misadventures.

  12. La Dolce Vita

    Director Frederico Fellini’s heavily influential masterpiece follows a reporter around Rome as he longs for a life more meaningful than the fluff his superiors assign. Whether or not he ultimately succeeds amidst the swarms of love, lust and hedonism, however, is open to debate.

  13. It Happened One Night :

    When a runaway socialite and unemployed reporter meet by happenstance, a classic, heavily decorated screwball romance eventually emerges. Directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, this memorable story of finding love in strange, unexpected scenarios became the first film to ever win all five of the most sought-after Academy Awards (Best Picture, Screenplay, Director, Actor and Actress) in one go.

  14. Reds

    Warren Beatty brought the true tale of Ten Days that Shook the World author and journalist John Reed, a communist revolutionary who went deep inside the Russian Revolution. His unwavering idealism drives serious wedges between him, his wife and his native America, but nevertheless reflects a particularly significant, bloody and wholly influential historical era.

    12/09/2011
    From: Student Blog reader
    Original site: 14 Movies Every Journalism Major Must See
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Nokia appoints Henry Tirri Chief Technology Officer and member of Nokia Leadership Team


Nokia N900 communicator/internet tablet

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Espoo, Finland – Nokia announced today that Henry Tirri has been appointed executive vice president, Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Nokia Leadership Team, effective September 22, 2011. He reports directly to President and CEO Stephen Elop.

As Chief Technology Officer, Tirri assumes responsibility for the CTO organization, charged with setting Nokia’s technology agenda both now and in the future, and driving core innovation to enable business development opportunities.

Previously, Tirri was Head of Nokia Research Centre (NRC), Nokia’s forward looking research facility. He joined Nokia in 2004 as a Research Fellow before leading NRC Systems Research laboratory in 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Tirri will be based in Sunnyvale, California.

Richard Green, who was appointed Chief Technology Officer in May 2010, and was a member of the Nokia Leadership Team since February 11, 2011, has elected to depart Nokia. Effective September 22, 2011, he is no longer a member of the Nokia Leadership Team. Green will be returning full time to the U.S. to pursue new opportunities.

“During his time at Nokia, Henry has provided Nokia technical leadership and challenged us to explore forward-looking technologies. In his new role, Henry will have the opportunity to make a greater impact and set the course for Nokia and our role in the mobile industry,” said Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop. “The company would also like to thank Rich Green for the key role he played in assisting Nokia through a major transition. We wish him all the best success in his future ventures.”

Original Text by NOKIA Company
Released on 22 September 2011

 

Guess who is behind Nokia N9?


Recently this week in the local media there has been an ads depicting Nokia N9 held by a pretty fashionable girl in her trendy dress.

Nokia N9 ads

Nokia N9 ads

The ads reads: “Guess who? Get a chance to win VIP tickets plus a Nokia N9 and other prizes during the Nokia N9 party. Send your answers through SMS to 090 786 688 or 077 786 688 or email it to IamN9@ovi.com or post it at facebook.com/IamN9”.

According to Mr Prum Rattanak, Marketing Manger for Nokia Cambodia-Laos, Nokia open this opportunity to the public from now until end of next week. Those who guess it right will be selected to attend Nokia N9 launching event scheduled for 07 October 2011 in an unprecedented scale. Mr Prum decline to reveal further details of the event, but he mentioned that it would be one of the biggest events and participated by a number of VIPs and local stars.

When asked what is special about Nokia N9, Mr Prum outlined Nokia N9’s key points as follows:

Swipe: The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe. Whenever you’re in an application, swiping from the edge of the display takes you home.

One home, three simple views: The three home views of the user interface are designed to give fast access to the most important things people do with a phone: using apps, staying up to date with notifications and social networks, and switching between activities. 1st view is where you launch or organize apps, 2nd is where you view running application and the last one is where you see notification.

Innovative all-screen design: With no need for a home key, the all-screen Nokia N9 makes more room for apps to shine. The 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratch–resistant curved glass. The polycarbonate body enables superior antenna performance. This means better reception, better voice quality and fewer dropped calls.

Camera: The 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss autofocus sensor, wide-angle lens, HD-quality video capture and large lens aperture enable great camera performance even in low lighting conditions. This makes the Nokia N9 one of the best camera-phones ever produced.

NFC: Fitted with the latest in wireless technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), the Nokia N9 allows you to easily share images and videos between devices by touching them together.  Pair it with Bluetooth accessories like the new NFC-enabled Nokia Play 360° wireless music speaker only once, and you get a great surround sound music experience with just a tap.

Let’s guess and see who the girl holding Nokia N9 is. Let’s see who will win VIP tickets and who will first hand try out the new experience.

Original Text by NOKIA Company
Released on 15 September 2011

Vietnamese film festival in Cambodia


Original message from Metahouse,

Dear Cambodian Film Makers!

Dear Expat Filmmakers!

We like to invite you to meet the festival organizers of the YZINE FILM FESTIVAL VIETNAM

THIS SATURDAY, 17/09, 7PM

Vietnam’s YZINE Film Festival is an annual online short film festival (www.yxineff.com). It introduces new films from Vietnam to an international audience. The 2011 edition of the festival is themed “Belief”.

At Meta House the YZINE team presents a selection of short films and animated features from last year’s edition, including THINKING OF YOU  by Vu Quang Huy, UP IN THE TREE by Bui Quoc Thang and THE JOURNEY UNKNOWN by Do Dang Thuon. All films are screened with English subtitles.

The 2011 edition of this successful festival also includes Cambodian films.

We hope that you all take advantage of this opportunity to meet the YZINE programmers and introduce yourself to them. This festival provides an unique opportunity for you to exchange and to network in the region.

Please be our guests,

All best, your Meta House Team

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14 Movies Every French Major Must See


Tim Handorf, one of Student Blog readers, has just sent me an article which I hope all of you also like to read it. I’ve posted the full article here, and if you’d like to read from the original site, feel free to click the link at the end of the post. Cheers,

Paris is the “City of Lights” in more than one way! While the Eiffel Tower’s sparkling lights are charming to be sure, the city also houses more movie theaters per capita than any other in the world. The flickering lights of the film projector have illuminated French citizens since the first movies were played at the turn of the century, helping cement film as an important part of French culture over the past century. Its cinema isn’t just a big deal within the country itself, however, and many French films, directors and actors are legends around the world.

Any student of the French language, whether a beginner or nearing fluency, should make these movies part of their education. They will benefit from the films not only as a primer on conversational French language, but also as a crash course in the surrounding culture, history and geography. While it is nearly impossible to create a list of just fourteen definitive French films, we’ve tried to choose a variety that will provide a good entry point for college studentsjust dipping their toes in its output. With everything from art house staples to horror films, there’s bound to be something on this list that will strike your interest no matter your personal tastes.

Please keep in mind that this article uses French capitalization rules when writing titles. Thanks for not freaking out and correcting us!

  1. Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain (2001)

    A major hit in America as well, this film (known Stateside as, simply, Amelie) follows a charming French waitress who decides she must intervene in the lives of those around her and help them find happiness. Nominated for five Oscars and winning four Cesar Awards, it is not only a great cinematic work, but a just plain pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

  2. Germinal (1993)

    Based on the 1885 Emile Zola novel of the same name, this film takes a harsh but realistic look at French life in the 1860s. It centers on a group of coal miners who, unhappy with their brutal working conditions, decide to strike. The violent and disastrous results of that decision make for gripping cinema, and no French student should miss out on a chance to learn more about the country’s film, history and literature in one fell swoop.

  3. Les quatre cents coups (1959)

    Francois Truffaut is one of France’s most renowned filmmakers, playing a major role in spawning the French New Wave film movement. This film, The 400 Blows (though it should more accurately translate to To Raise Hell), is a cornerstone of that movement and holds a place of honor in any film geek’s collection. Both a character study and an expose of the injustices doled out to French juvenile offenders during the 1950s, it is undoubtedly among the greatest works of the nation’s cinema. Those who like the film may want to check out itssequel, Baisers voles.

  4. Les visiteurs (1993)

    A departure from the more serious films listed here, this classic sends a 12th century knight and his squire through time to the modern day. As you would expect, the knights have a tough time adjusting to the brand new world, and hilarity ensues. American viewers might be familiar with the English-language remake called Just Visiting, but the original French version is far funnier – even though both films star the same actor.

  5. Le placard (2001)

    Politically correct this film is not, but — despite being a comedy — it offers up a pretty direct and insightful take on French society. Actor Daniel Auteuil stars as a man who pretends to be gay in order to keep his condom factory job, resulting in some unexpected reactions from his boss, his homophobic coworker, played by the iconic Gerard Depardieu, and his family.

  6. La Femme Nikita (1990)

    Made into multiple popular television shows, the Nikita character introduced by this Luc Besson film has become a cultural icon. In the original movie, the eponymous character is a young junkie and petty criminal who murders a cop. Locked away, the government recruits her for an elite French intelligence agency and turns her from a drug-addled mess into a dangerous assassin. Filled with action and adventure, it’s a must-watch for any student who wants to learn more about French pop culture.

  7. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

    The real-life Cyrano (a French dramatist and duelist) may not have had a comically large nose, but his name became synonymous with them after Edmond Rostand fictionalized his life in an 1897 play (let us stress the fiction part — the play bears little resemblance to the real Cyrano in any way). Many movie adaptations have been made in the years since, including the ’80s American classic Roxanne, but this version is perhaps one of the best ever. A lavish production, it stays true to the original play and often ends up ranked among the top films in world cinema.

  8. Les roseaux sauvages (1994)

    Directed by Andre Techine, this touching film details the coming of age of four teens in southwest France. All are just beginning to understand their sexuality and the long-reaching effects of the French battle in Algeria. A rare cinematic look at the often taboo subject of the Algerian War (and French culpability in it), the it is thought provoking on a number of levels, and won numerous awards in its native land and abroad when it was released.

  9. 8 femmes (2002)

    This musical/comedy/murder mystery is based on a play by Robert Thomas called Huit femmes. Set in the French countryside during the 1950s, the story follows a family and their servants as they prepare for Christmas dinner. When the master of the house turns up dead, the heat is on to discover which of the eight women in the house did the deed. With an amazing cast and a lot of twists and turns, it’s an entertaining way to improve your French.

  10. L’histoire d’Adele H (1975)

    Based on the tragic real-life story of Victor Hugo’s daughter, this film by Francois Truffaut is in both French and English — great for students just mastering the linguistic basics. Viewers will see the beautiful and tragic Adele destroy her life and her sanity pining away over an unrequited love – events even more heartbreaking because they really happened.

  11. Les diaboliques (1955)

    If you love a good scary movie, then you’ll appreciate this French thriller. The film follows a woman and her husband’s mistress (both of whom he cruelly mistreats) who conspire to murder him. The women succeed — with one catch. The body disappears, and scares and suspense ensue as they try and figure out what has become of their murdered lover.

  12. Taxi (1998)

    The first in a series of action/comedy films (the most successful franchise in French cinematic history) by director Gerard Pires and written by Luc Besson, this film is perfect for viewers who love a good car chase. Head and shoulders above the abysmal American remake, it isn’t a masterpiece by any stretch, but is a solid action-packed adventure that lets viewers hear the characteristic Marseilles accent. And, of course, see the city’s beauty as it races past the window of a speeding cab.

  13. Les triplettes de Belleville (2003)

    In the mood for some cartoons? While there is little dialogue in this film for French speakers to follow, the amazing animation, ridiculously catchy song and take on the country’s obsession with bicycles and cycling make it well worth a watch.

  14. La grande illusion (1937)

    We would be remiss not to include one of the greatest French films ever made. La grand illusionis not only a cinematic masterpiece, but an engaging look into France’s history and society in the WWI years. Focusing on a group of officers taken prisoner during the war, the movie reveals their class relationships and struggles as they plot an escape.

    12/09/2011
    From: Student Blog reader
    Original site: 14 Movies Every French Major Must See

10 Reasons People Hear News FIRST Now from Facebook


Kathy Nelson, one of Student Blog readers, has just sent me an article which I hope all of you also like to read it. I’ve posted the full article here, and if you’d like to read from the original site, feel free to click the link at the end of the post. Cheers,

From original post

So there’s this new social networking service online you may have heard of – FaceBook? Yes, of course you’ve heard of it, unless you’ve been exploring deep space for the past seven years. It’s all but replaced the telephone as a communications medium between friends and family; so it’s small wonder that a growing number of people count on FaceBook as their primary source for news as well.

The following is a list of ten reasons why people are getting their news first from FaceBook:

  1. Because They’re There – The first and most obvious reason is that many people are spending so much time on FaceBook that they’re getting all their information there, from family events to current events. That is, when they’re not sharing hugs, or planting crops on Farmville.
  2. Widgets – Many people have their desktops and browsers set to display notifications directly from FaceBook. As such, these notifications tend to be the first thing they will see when booting up their PC, or while they’re working at their desks. So when news breaks, it’s no surprise that Aunt Clara’s wall post will be the first you’ll hear of it.
  3. Causes and Groups – One facet of FaceBook’s popularity has been the proliferation of various interest groups on the website. Many FaceBook members who join such groups also get updates and news reports on issues relevant to their common interests, via FaceBook messages.
  4. Newsgroup Profiles – Just about every entity you can think of has a FaceBook profile associated with it. If your source for news is CNN, and you’re a frequent FaceBook user, chances are good that you’ll be getting your news feeds via CNN’s FaceBook page as well.
  5. Going Legit – A December 16, 2008 article on the Australian website TheAge.com, reported that lawyers in Canberra had been granted the legal right to serve court documents to defendants via those defendants’ FaceBook profiles. The point being that as FaceBook continues to shape our social, political and commercial lives/livelihoods, users are increasingly dependent upon it for information of all sorts, including their news.
  6. Going Mainstream – As FaceBook has become the foremost means by which many family members keep in touch, it also tends to be the primary source for hometown news, via updates from relatives on FaceBook.
  7. Trust – has always played a major role in where an individual turns for their news sources. As social networking services such as FaceBook provide members with a vehicle by which to develop their own individual networks of friends and affiliates, it’s only natural that this extends to how they stay informed as well.
  8. Following the Herd – News agencies are like any other businesses. They are driven by numbers: audience size, advertising revenues, etc. And like any other business, their parent media companies are following those numbers; and those numbers are telling them that FaceBook membership represents one huge global market.
  9. Scooping the Tube – The immediacy of the social media platform makes for a faster means by which to disseminate information. As opposed to the lag involved in traditional news production, it’s an attractive alternative for sharing news. So more news outlets are breaking stories via FaceBook.
  10. FaceBook Members  – Some events and other newsworthy items are being shared on FaceBook pages by the news-makers themselves before they actually become mainstream news. Corporate, celebrity and political entities are using profiles on sites like FaceBook and Twitter to share their news prior to the stories being picked up by the media.

There’s no question that social networking services have altered the way we communicate and socialize. Much like cell phone texting did previously, they continue become more prevalent as a medium for keeping us up to date on everything from our social calendars to current news and notifications.

05/07/2011
From: Student Blog reader
Original site: 10 Reasons People Hear News FIRST Now from Facebook

Culture of reading is worth sharing


In this week issue of LIFT magazine, I wrote a column about situation of library in the Kingdom in related to reading culture of Cambodian.Recently, under supervision from their teacher, year I students in batch 10 at DMC have been to Kampong Cham province to meet with hundreds of children telling important of reading and encouraging them to read by providing some reading materials.

Dareth Rosaline, one of the DMC year I, has written a reflection piece to describe activities she and her classmates did during the community field trip.

Since the original post is in Khmer, so it takes time to translate into English. I will publish another version of this post in English after finishing translation. Cheers,

នៅក្នុង​សង្គម​កម្ពុជា​ វប្បធម៌នៃការអាន ត្រូវបានគេមើលឃើញថានៅមានកម្រិតទាប​នៅឡើយបើប្រៀបធៀបទៅនឹងប្រទេសដទៃទៀត។ ដោយមើលឃើញពីចំណុចខ្វះ​ខាតយ៉ាងនេះ និងដើម្បីចូលរួមលើកតម្កើងវប្បធម៌នៃការអានដល់កុមារា និងកុមារី និស្សិតមួយក្រុមនៃសាកលវិទ្យាល័យភូមិន្ទភ្នំពេញ ផ្នែកប្រពន្ធ័ផ្សព្វ​ផ្សាយ និង​សារគមនាគមន៏បានបង្កើតនូវសកម្មភាពជួយសហគមន៏ ដោយមានការសហការ​ជាមួយនឹងលោកគ្រូ សំបូរ ​មាណ្ណារា​​​ ​ដែលជាអ្នកមាន​បទពិសោធច្រើន​ឆ្នាំក្នុងកិច្ចការជួយ សហគមន៏។​ គម្រោងសកម្មភាពដែលពួកយើងបានបង្កើត​ឡើងនៅពេលនេះគឺសម្រាប់កុមារ៉ា កុមារីនៅស្រុកនគរក្នុង ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម ដោយ​យើង​បាន​ជ្រើសរើសយកបរិវេណក្នុង​វត្តនគរក្នុងធ្វើជាទីតាំង និងមានការចូលរួម​ពីកុមារ​ប្រហែលជា១៦០ទៅ២០០នាក់។ លើសពីនោះ យើងក៏ទទួលបានការចូលរួម​ពីសំណាក់អាណាព្យាបាល ក៏ដូចជាមេ​ភូមិ​ផ្ទាល់ផងដែរ។

Community activities

Community activities

សកម្មភាពចាប់ផ្តើមឡើងដោយ និស្សិតទាំងអស់ត្រូវបានបែងចែកជាក្រុម ដោយមួយក្រុមៗត្រូវចែករំលែកនូវចំនេះដឹងដល់កុមារ​ចំនួនប្រហែលពី​១៥​ទៅ​២០​នាក់។​​​បន្ទាប់ពីការចែលរំលែកចំនេះដឹងដល់កុមារ យើងក៏មានការ​សួរសំនួរ​ចម្លើយ​យក​រង្វាន់​ ក៏ដូចជាសកម្មភាពផ្សេងៗទៀតជាច្រើនដើម្បីផ្តល់ការសប្បាយដល់ពួកគេ។​​​​    នៅចុងបញ្ចប់នៃសកម្មភាពទីមួយ ក្រុមពួកយើង និងកុមារា កុមារីទាំង​អស់គ្នាបាននាំគ្នាសំអាតសហគមន៏​រួមគ្នាដោយម្នាក់ៗ​បានរើស ​សម្រាម ហើយនិង​ប្រមូល​​កាក​សំណល់ផ្សេងៗដាក់ក្នុងថង់ធំៗ រួចយកវាទៅដុតចោល។

ក្រោយមក សកម្មភាពទីពីរក៏បានចាប់ផ្តើមឡើង ដោយពួកយើងទាំងអស់គ្នា​បានបន្ត​ដំណើរទៅកាន់សហគមន៍មួយទៀតក្នុងស្រុកតំបែរ​ខេត្តកំពង់ចាម។ លើកនេះយើងត្រូវអនុវត្តសកម្មភាពជាមួយនឹង​កុមារ​ដែលមានអាយុចាប់ពី៨ឆ្នាំ​ទៅ​១៦​ឆ្នាំ។ មិនមានលក្ខណៈខុសពីទីតាំងទីមួយប៉ុន្មានទេ ព្រោះថានៅទីនេះយើងក៏មានការ លើកយកនូវរឿងនិទានល្អ​ៗមកអាន​និងបង្ហាញដល់កុមារទាំងអស់ ដើម្បីឱ្យពួកគេ​ចាប់ផ្តើមមាន​គំនិត​ស្រលាញ់និងចូល​ចិត្តអាន​សៀវភៅ ។​ការច្រៀងចម្រៀងផ្សេងៗ ក៏ដូចជាការសម្តែងរឿងជាលក្ខណៈអប់រំ ក៏ត្រូវបានធ្វើឡើងបន្ទាប់ពីមានការនិទាន​រឿងឱ្យពួកគេស្តាប់។​ដើម្បីជាការលើកទឹកចិត្ត និងជំរុញឱ្យពួកគេមានគំនិតស្រលាញ់​ការ​អាន​សៀវភៅ និស្សិតទាំងអស់ក៏​មានជានំចំណី និង​របស់​របរសិស្សាបន្តិចបន្ទួច​សម្រាប់ក្មេងដែលបានចូលរួម។​ ភាពសប្បាយរីករាយ និងស្នាមញញឹមដាក់គ្នាទៅវិញ​ទៅមកយ៉ាងស្និតស្នាល ក៏បានកើតមានឡើងទាំងសម្រាប់អ្នករៀបចំកម្មវិធី ទាំងសម្រាប់អ្នកចូលរួមផងដែរ។

នៅម៉ោងប្រហែលជា៦ល្ងាច រាល់សកម្មភាពនៃការចែករំលែកទាំងអស់ត្រូវបានបញ្ចប់ ដោយបន្សល់ទុកឱ្យអ្នករៀបចំកម្មវិធីម្នាក់ៗ នូវការពេញចិត្តចំពោះសកម្មភាពដែលខ្លួន​បានធ្វើ ដោយហេតុថាវាជាការរួមចំណែកក្នុងការអភិវឌ្ឍសង្គមជាតិ ទោះជាតិចក្តី​ច្រើនក្តី។

​​បន្ទាប់ពីធ្វើសកម្មភាពស្ទើរពេញមួយថ្ងៃរួចមក ពួកយើងទាំងអស់គ្នានិង​លោក​សាស្រ្តា​ចារ្យ​មាន​​ការ​អស់កំលាំង​គ្រប់ៗគ្នា​ប៉ុន្តែ​ពួក​យើង​​ទាំងអស់គ្នាមិនទាន់អាចសំរាកបានទេ​ព្រោះយើងនូវមានកាតព្វកិច្ច​ចុង​ក្រោយ​​សំរាប់​ថ្ងៃនោះគឺការចំអិនអាហារ​ពេលល្ងាច​តាម​ក្រុម​។​ដោយសារតែ​ពួកយើងទាំងអស់គ្នា​បានត្រៀមរួចជា​ស្រេចនូវមុខម្ហូប​និង​គ្រឿងផ្សំនៃម្ហូបទាំងនោះ ពួកយើង បានចាត់ចែងធ្វើម្ហូប​យ៉ាងរហ័ស​រហួនតាមក្រុម​នីមួយៗ​។​

សកម្មភាពក្នុងពេលចំអិនអាហារត្រូវធ្វើឡើងដោយលាយឡំនឹងការសើចសប្បាយរីករាយពីសមាជិកនៃក្រុមនីមួយៗ បានបង្ហាញនូវការចុះសម្រុង​និងការចេះជួយគ្នាទៅវិញ​ទៅមក​ដើម្បីសម្រេចនូវ​គោលបំណងរួមមួយ បើទោះបីជាពួកយើងកំពុងហត់​នឿយ​យ៉ាង​ណា​ក៏ដោយ។​

Dinner

Dinner

រយះពេលមួយម៉ោងបានមកដល់ក្រុមនីមួយៗក៏បានធ្វើរួចរាល់នូវមុខម្ហូបដែលពួកគេ បានរៀបចំ។​ក្រុមនីមួយៗបានយកម្ហូបរបស់ពួកគេមក​ដាក់ជុំគ្នារួចអធិប្បាយ​បង្ហាញ​ពី​ម្ហូប​​​តាមក្រុមទៅកាន់សមាជិកនៃក្រុមដទៃទៀត។​ក្រោយពីបញ្ចប់នូវការអធិប្បាយ​មក​ពេល​វេលាដែលពួកយើងទាំងអស់គ្នាទន្ទឹងរង់ចាំបានមកដល់។ ​មុខម្ហូបជាច្រើន​បាន​តម្រៀប​​គ្នា​នៅចំពីមុខពួកយើង។​ដោយភាពអស់កម្លាំងនិងនឿយហត់ ពួកយើងបាន​ញុំា​អាហារ​ទាំងអស់នោះគ្មានសល់ក្នុងរយពេលដ៍ខ្លី។​សំណើចនិងភាពសប្បាយ​រីករាយ​របស់ពួកយើងទាំងអស់គ្នាក៍បានលេច​ឡើងក្នុងពេលកំពុងញុំា​អាហារជុំគ្នា​ផងដែរ។​ក្រោយពេលបញ្ចប់ការញុំាអាហារវាគឺជាពេលដែលពួកយើងទាំងអស់អាចសម្រាកដើម្បីយកកំលាំងសំរាប់សកម្មភាពនៅថ្ងៃស្អែក។​ដោយសារតែការអស់កម្លាំងតាំងពីថ្ងៃ​សមាជិក​ពួក​យើងខ្លះបានលង់លក់យ៉ាងស្កប់ស្កល់ តែអ្នកខ្លះទៀតបានអង្គុយ​និយាយ​គ្នា​​និងលេង​ល្បែងសប្បាយៗ​ជុំគ្នាស្របពេលដែលពួកគេកំពុង​រង់ចាំចូលបន្ទប់​ទឹកដើម្បីងូតទឹកសំអាតខ្លួន។​​រហូតដល់ពេលអាធ្រាត​បន្តិច​ពួក​យើងរៀបចំរួចរាល់អស់​ហើយក៍នាំគ្នាចូល​គេងទាំងអស់គ្នាតែម្តង។​ពេលវេលាគេងរបស់ពួកយើង​គឺពិតជាខ្លីមែនទែន​​បើប្រៀប​ធៀបទៅនឹងពេលធ្វើសកម្មភាព ព្រោះពួកយើង​ត្រូវក្រោក​ពីព្រលឹមរៀបចំខ្លួន​និងញុំា​អាហារពេលព្រឹកអោយ​​បានមុន​ម៉ោង៨ព្រឹក។​បន្ទាប់មកពួកយើងបានជួបជុំគ្នានិយាយអំពីអ្វីដែលយើងទាំងអស់គ្នាទទួលបានក្នុង

កំឡុងពេលដែលពួកយើងធ្វើក្នុងសហគមន៍​រួចពួក​យើង​បានបន្ត​ដំណើរទៅធ្វើ​សកម្មភាព​ចុង​ក្រោយគឺការចាប់ក្តាមនៅវាលស្រែ។​ក្រោយពេលការចាប់ក្តាមបាន បញ្ចប់ពួកយើងក៍បានរួសរាន់​ធ្វើដំណើរ​ត្រលប់មក​ទី​ក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញវិញ​។

ក្នុងដំណើរត្រលប់​មកវិញភាពរីករាយ​នៅតែមានហើយការអស់កំលាំងក៍នៅតែសល់​ទើបនាំ​អោយមាន​អ្នកខ្លះគេងលក់នៅក្នុងឡានស្របពេលដែល​អ្នកខ្លះទៀតកំពុង​ច្រៀងដើម្បីបង្កើតបរិយាកាសរីករាយក្នុងឡាន។​​ក្រោយចំណាយពេលប្រហែលបួនម៉ោងក្នុង​ការធ្វើ​ដំណើរពួកយើង​បានមកដល់​ភ្នំពេញ​វិញ​​ហើយក៍បានបំបែកគ្នាទៅផ្ទះរៀងៗ​ខ្លួនជាមួយ​និង​ទឹកមុខញញឹម​ស្រស់ស្រាយ។

ក្រោយពីបានបញ្ចប់នូវសកម្មភាពជួយសហគមន៍របស់ពួកយើង ខ្ញុំអាចយល់បានថាវាគឺជាពេលវេលាដែលមានតម្លៃនិងមានសារសំខាន់បំផុតសំរាប់ខ្ញុំផ្ទាល់ សំរាប់​សហគនម៍ ​​និងសំរាប់សង្គមផងដែរ។​វាគឺជាពេលវេលាមួយ​ដែលអាច​អោ​យ​ខ្ញុំ​បាន​ចែក​​រំលែកនូវចំនេះដឹងដែលខ្ញុំដឹង​និង​ភាព​សប្បាយរីករាយអោយទៅដល់​កុមារាកុមារីតូចៗ​រស់នៅជនបទដាច់ស្រយ៉ាល។​មិនតែប៉ុណ្ណោះក្នុងកំឡុង​ពេលនោះ​ដែរ វាអាចអោយខ្ញុំស្វែងយល់ពីតម្រូវការ​ជីវិតនិងការរស់នៅរបស់​ប្រជាជនក្នុងសហ​គមន៍​នោះ​​ផង​ដែរ។​ចំនុចដែលសំខាន់មួយ​ទៀតនោះគឺអាច​ធ្វើ​​​អោយខ្ញុំដឹងពីការធ្វើអ្វី​ដោយ​ឯករាជ្យ ​​ការចេះ​ជួយទៅវិញទៅមក​ ​និងការសហការគ្នា​យ៉ាង​ល្អដើម្បីសំរេច​នូ​វគោល​ការ​រួម​មួយជា​មួយ​​​គ្នា​។សកម្មភាពចុះសហគមន៍នេះ​គឺ​ជាពេលវេលាដែលខ្ញុំមិន​អាចបំភ្លេចបាន ​និង​ចង់បន្តធ្វើវាជាបន្តបន្ទាប់នៅពេលអនាគត។

សកម្មភាពនោះវាមិនត្រឹមតែមានតម្លៃសម្រាប់ខ្ញុំនោះទេ តែវាក៍មានតំលៃសំរាប់​សហគមន៍​នោះផ្ទាល់ផងដែរ ព្រោះថាវាអាចធ្វើអោយមានភាព​កាន់តែជិតស្និត​រវាង​ប្រជាជន រស់នៅក្នុងសហគមន៍ដាច់ស្រយ៉ាល​និងប្រជាជនទីក្រុង​។ក្រៅពីនោះពួកគេ​ទាំងអស់គ្នាក៍អាចទទួលបាននូវពត៌មានផ្សេងៗអំពីទីក្រុង​និងអាច​បង្ហាញប្រាប់ពួក​យើងវិញ​នូវ​តម្រូវការ​របស់​ពួកគេដល់យើងទាំងអស់គ្នាផងដែរ។

លើសពីនោះទៅទៀតសង្គមក៍នឹងអាចទទួលបាននូវការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ដោយសារសកម្មភាពរបស់ពួកយើងដែរ ​ព្រោះថាសង្គមបានទទួលនូវការយកចិត្ត​ទុកដាក់ពីសំណាក់​យុវជនខ្មែរដែលជាទំពាំងស្នងឬស្សី។​ពួកយើងអាចបង្ហាញ​អោយសង្គមដឹងពី​ផលិត​ផល​​ដែលប្រជាជនមាន​និង​តម្រូវការរបស់ប្រជាជន​​ក្នុងសហគមន៍នោះ ដូច្នេះសង្គម​នឹង ចាត់វិធាន​ការជាមួយនិង​សហគមន៍យ៉ាងល្អ។​វាក៍ជាវិធីដែលផ្សាភ្ជាប់ទំនាក់ទំនង​រវាងសង្គមនិង​សហគមន៍តាមតំបន់ដាច់​ស្រយ៉ាលឱ្យកាន់តែ​មានភាពជិតស្និត មិនមានគម្លាតឆ្ងាយដាច់ពីគ្នាពេកនោះដែរ។

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23/06/2011
English text by: Dara Saoyuth
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10 Reasons Teachers Shouldn’t Be Facebook Friends with Students


Kelly Kaplan, one of Student Blog readers, has just sent me an article which I hope all of you also like to read it. I’ve posted the full article here, and if you’d like to read from the original site, feel free to click the link at the end of the post. Cheers,

From: Original post

You can find just about anybody on Facebook these days. People are becoming Facebook friends with old classmates, long lost cousins and the neighbor across the street. Teens especially seem to have a tendency to add almost everyone to their friends list that asks. So, if one of their teachers should send them a friend request, they’re likely to accept it. If they randomly came across a teacher’s profile on Facebook, they might also send a friend request too, without thinking much about it. A teacher, however, should give the situation some consideration. There are some very good reasons why a teacher should NOT be Facebook friends with their students.

  1. Privacy – The teacher’s privacy and the student’s privacy are compromised when they become Facebook friends. A student (and that student’s friends) may learn things about their teacher that they otherwise wouldn’t have access to. This could be detrimental in the class setting.
  2. Harassment – Again, this can go both ways. If the relationship between the teacher and the student is not a positive one, or deteriorates in the classroom, Facebook connections could be used to harass one another outside the confines of the school building.
  3. Work vs Home – Teachers often had a hard time drawing a line between work and home. Since Facebook would be something they would use more for their personal lives than their work, becoming Facebook friends with students just further blurs that already fuzzy line.
  4. Favoritism – Since teachers have many different students each day, if they were Facebook friends with some of their students and not others, they would likely be accused of showing favoritism to those students they had befriended on Facebook.
  5. Intimidation – Some students might see a teacher’s Facebook friendship intimidating. They may be hesitant to accept the friendship because of not wanting their teacher to be privy to their conversations with friends. At the same time, they may fear saying no to a friend request from a teacher, for fear that they will offend the teacher and negatively affect the teacher’s treatment of them.
  6. Age appropriate – Since a teacher would be an adult, there may be postings from friends on their Facebook page, which would not be age appropriate content for their students to be reading or viewing.
  7. Bullying – School bullies love to tease other kids about having friendly relationships with their teachers. Being Facebook friends with students may make them a bigger target for that type of bullying from other students.
  8. Prejudice – As much as teachers try not to allow outside knowledge affect their treatment of their students, it still can have a subliminal effect. A Facebook friendship may cause a teacher to see the student in a whole different light than they did in the classroom previously.
  9. Misunderstandings – Online communications are often filled with misunderstandings about what a person meant by something they typed or did online. A teacher/student friendship on Facebook could create more opportunities for these types of misunderstandings.
  10. Expectations – A student who has a teacher as a Facebook friend may expect special treatment from that teacher. The student may also expect the teacher to answer questions regarding assignments and homework via their Facebook friendship, that should be reserved for the classroom.

If you’re a teacher and haven’t given this situation any thought, now is the time to do so. The easiest solution is to simply make it a matter of personal policy to not be Facebook friends with any student at your school. That way, no one can be offended by your rejecting their friend request, and you can’t be put in a position that you may later regret.

14/06/2011
From: Student Blog reader
Original site: 10 Reasons Teachers Shouldn’t Be Facebook Friends with Students

CNN AND NOKIA ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP


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CNN’s news content to be supported by Nokia’s mapping services

Espoo, Finland – CNN and Nokia today announced a multi-level international collaboration where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN’s roster of mapping providers, delivering its rich mapping services to the international news network. The collaboration harnesses the companies’ strengths in global newsgathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies, and location-based services. The collaboration debuted with the use of Nokia’s 3D Maps across CNN’s platforms in its recent coverage of the British royal wedding.

“This collaboration is a great fit for us as both companies share a similar philosophy on connecting people beyond borders through the combination of compelling news content and highly sophisticated technology,” said Tony Maddox, Managing Director, CNN International. “The international scale of each of our businesses makes the scope of the collaboration particularly exciting.”

“Nokia and CNN share the belief that news is now mobile, powerfully democratic, and can immediately be shared by people around the world,” said Jerri DeVard, Chief Marketing Officer, Nokia. “We are pleased that CNN wants to use Nokia’s innovative mapping services for its international news platforms, and we are excited to work with CNN to deliver a compelling news service to users of Nokia phones.”

The collaboration also includes the CNN App for Nokia which provides mobile access to CNN’s world, business, sport, entertainment and technology reporting, as well as live streaming video. The app also allows users to share CNN’s news via their own social channels, and participate in the reporting process with direct access to CNN’s participatory news community, iReport. The CNN App for Nokia is available in Ovi Store.

Original Text by NOKIA Company
Released on 26 May 2011
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Cultural Relativism Impedes Human Right Promotion


The Second World War marked the most horrified period which was remembered every time by European as well as people around the world. At that time, millions of people were killed and regardless of their right. Nevertheless, since the end of such world war, the world especially the United Nation Organization has turned to pay more attention on human right issues and even regarded it as the main core concern in its actions. However, serious human right violation took place everywhere, for example ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo, widespread and deliberately provoked famine in Somalia, genocide in Rwanda, and systematic discrimination against women by the Taliban in Afghanistan (Mingst and Karns, 2000). To respond to these profound problems, the passage of “the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” has been adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The aim of the Universal Declaration of Human Right is to give the complete right to the individuals. In other words, every individual has the right to life, liberty and security, freedom of thought, conversation and religion, freedom of opinion and expression and so forth. Regardless of their races, languages, religion and etc, people have the right to do whatever they want with the respect to others. But then there come a question that does every person really can exercise their right as he or she wants? As we know, in Asian countries, people are justified with their cultures which sometimes down play the importance of human rights. This controversy, then, brought the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Cultural Relativism into a serious debate.

While the Universal Declaration of Human Right tries to globalize human rights by giving the equality to every individual, Cultural Relativism argues that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is imposing them to the Western values. And such Western value is way too far different from Asian value that Asia can’t find the way to accept it. For instance, Muslim women are supposed to wear mask most of the time. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Right, women, of course, can take off the mask whenever they want because they have their rights to decide how they dress and wear. But in the view of Cultural Relativism, women who do not wear mask show the sign of disrespect to their culture and religion. Or we can say that they want to break away from Muslim society. Moreover, in Asian culture, women are supposed to obey their parents; they have to listen and take their parents’ advices. Differently, European children can deny doing so when they reach 18 years old. This no boundary of right of European can lead women in Asian to lose sign of their morality and the status as women in Asian culture. So Cultural Relativism thought that the Universal Declaration of Human Right creates chaos in Asian society.

In addition, Cultural Relativism argues that the Universal Declaration of Human Right tries to promote democracy rather than human right. And some countries especially Malaysia cannot adopt democracy as it model governmental system because there are so many different ethnic groups inside Malaysia. And If Malaysia turns to adopt democracy and forgo the system of Federal Constitutional Monarchy as it is today, the whole Malaysia will break into pieces. As we know, giving the complete right to all those ethnic groups, it will serve as the motivation for them to get up and revolve against the government of Malaysia because no one would like to live in the lower status than the others at all. As a result, anarchy will be unavoidable. So in order to prevent that to happen, absolute right should not be given to the individuals according to Cultural Relativist view.

Not only that, Cultural Relativism claimed that the Universal Declaration of Human Right tries to intervene into their domestic affairs. It just uses humanitarian intervention as the springboard to get involved with internal issues of some countries and weaken those countries’ sovereignty, for example in the case of Burma. The United Nation wanted Burmese government to release Aung San Suu Kyi who was a political prisoner of Burma. This action of the United Nation was regarded by Burmese government as the domestic intervention. The government of Burma thought that the real purpose of the United Nation was to enter to Burmese politic and promote democracy only.

The Cultural Relativism also raised up a point that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is putting all its effort to promote civil-political right without even know that what it should do is to focus on social, economical and cultural right. Everyone knows that most of Asian countries are developing countries, so it is impossible for civil-political right to be promoted in such an unstable condition. People are having a hard time trying to survive; therefore, what they wish for is the help for food and the improvement of social status not the right of civil-politic. Thus, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should take action to reduce poverty and improve the economic in those developing countries first before turning back to the promotion of the civil-political right.

In conclusion, human right isn’t yet practically globalized although it is claimed to be so by the liberal doctrine of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The reason is that whenever the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is raised as the topic, the Cultural Relativism will accompany it and block its ideas. With the reality showed by the Cultural Relativism, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will always remain a wish to give the full right to every individual internationally.

References

–          Mingst, K. A. & Karns, M. P. (2000). The united nations in the post-cold war era

(2nd ed.). US: Westview Press.

–          http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia?wasRedirected=true

Sovinna Som

Written by: Sovinna Som
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Sovinna Som is a fan of and a contributor to Student Blog. She is currently a sophomore at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL).
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