The Department of Media and Communication (DMC) established in 2001. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the department, and we celebrated the event at the Cambodiana hotel.
The event was separated into two parts: the conference session in the afternoon and the dinner party in the evening.
In the afternoon event, there is also a debate session on “new media are the most effective platform for social and political participation”. This is the first time in my life that I became one of the debaters in the oppose group.
Please find some photos below from the event:
29/06/2011 By: Dara Saoyuth Footage recorded on 23/06/2011
Last Thursday, Tivea Koam and I were invited to share experiences after working as Cambodian news reporters for more than a year. At the same time, we got a chance to briefly talked about some of our school projects we have completed since year 1 to year 3. The projects include the establishing of KON magazine, and 9 video documentaries we just produced. Below is the interview clip I just got from the station. Cheers,
- DMC Film Premiere Screening of “Until Today” (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- Invitation to the press conference launch of documentary(saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- DMC Film Premiere Screening of “Until Today” (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- Finished design project (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- My interview with Radio Australia (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- KON appears on WEEKEND issue of The Cambodia Daily (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- KON Magazine Launching (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- KON appears on 7D of the Phnom Penh Post newspaper (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
- Launch of “Kon. The Cinema of Cambodia” (http://southeastasiancinema.wordpress.com/)
Department of Media and Communication (DMC) is celebrating a party, which is participated by all year level students, former students of DMC, foreign and Cambodian lecturers. The event covers a lot of activities including praying ceremony, Khmer traditional game, singing, dancing of new style and nice dinner. DMC always hold the party annually in order to celebrate for upcoming Khmer New Year.
Dear all Student Blog visitors,
As mentioned in previous post, our trip to Mondulkiri 3 weeks earlier is not only a fun but also a study tour. We were assigned to do a project under Eco-tourism theme. My group has done a short video clip on Pine Plantation Area in the province. Let’s see what we have for you! Cheers,
The eight-hour trip on the bus to Mondulkiri was the longest journey of my life. To reach the final destination of our class trip to one of Cambodia’s most beautiful places we passed through Kandal, Kampong Cham and Kratie provinces. It wasn’t going to all fun on the trip, as my classmates at the Department of Media and Communication at RUPP and I were divided into groups to do class projects about eco-tourism, however, we were sure to find plenty of time for fun on the trip.
Being used to watching never ending traffic and looking at buildings that reach high into the sky, I really enjoyed the view along the way to Mondulkiri, filled with various types of trees, expansive fields and rolling mountains. Once the long trip was finally over we were dropped off at the city centre, where we checked out the central market and surrounding parks. The market was small and unimpressive and the park was filled with dust instead of flowers, so we weren’t anxious to stick around.
Since 80 percent of the population was comprised of ethnic minorities, making me think it would be rural and lack a lot of modern influence, I was surprised to see there were plenty of guesthouses and karaoke bars nearby. It seemed there were very few differences between life out here and back in Phnom Penh.
But, after talking to some of the native people I began to notice a gap between Cambodians in the city and ethnic minorities in the country side. The indigenous people often live alongside nature and make a living by farming and growing vegetables. Among other things, living deep in the forest or far away from civilization makes it harder for ethnic minorities to get to school and receive a proper education.
Now that industry is beginning to get started in the province, people are able to move about more and even start their own businesses in the area. We saw an example of this two nights during a party at Angkor Forest Guesthouse, where we were staying, when people were invited to dance to Khmer music and indigenous music from local minority population.
The hardest part of staying in the northern forest of Cambodia was the cold weather in the evening and especially in the morning. I had to cover myself with two blankets just to sleep, and wear a sweater whenever I left my room. Beyond that, I liked everything in Mondulkiri, especially the natural tourism sites. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to say yes if anyone asked me to go there again.By: Dara Saoyuth
This article was published on Lift, Issue 50 published on December 22, 2010 You can also read the article on Phnom Penh Post website by CLICKING HERE
- Study Tour to Mondulkiri (saoyuth.wordpress.com)
I joined a 3-day trip last week to the northeast part of Cambodia to visit Mondulkiri province. Around 90 students, teachers, and DMC staffs also participated in this study tour. They took with them plenty of digital cameras, video cameras, sound recorders and some other equipment for finishing their project along the way so as a result I have to drop some of my unused files reserving for thousands of photos as well as other media files.
Have you ever been there? If not, I’d like to bring you along with some of my selected photos from my personal cameras. Cheers,
Nine movies, shot by students at Department of Media and Communication (DMC), were screened on the wide white clothe in the evening of Saturday, the 28 of February, 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Those films were created by DMC year 3 and year 4 students for their assignments and theses. This was the first time for those films to be shown in public, and that attracted a lot of audiences both Cambodians and foreigners. This event was organized by Dr. Tilman, DMC lecturer, and assisted by Mr. Mony, DMC stuff, and hosted by Meta house organization.
Of those 9 documentaries, five were short which took around 5 minutes each because they had been done for class assignment. However, the last four films, the final thesis for year 4 students of DMC, had around 15 minutes length for each.
Audiences enjoyed watching those film very much, and the sound of hand clapping was generally heard at the end of each film.
After the shows finished, the representative of each films stood in front of audiences to answer the questions and also to recall both their experiences and difficulties in making those documentary films.
With the success in the first show, DMC will show documentary films by DMC students like this again every last Saturday of the month. The topics range from controversial political subjects to the general life in Cambodia.
Encouraged by the success of this event, DMC decided to conduct DMC student-made documentary films show every last Saturday of each month.
Written by: Dara Saoyuth
Written date: 28/02/2010
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