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The Internet Society – Extending into Cambodia

By: Norbert Klein Posted: September-09-2010 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 681

Since the creation of the first publicly accessible e-mail system in Cambodia in 1994, the Country Name 1996, online connection to the World Wide Web in 1997, the definition of the Khmer script according to the international UNICODE system in 2002, the start of the creation of software in the Khmer language in 2004, and the announcement of the government at the end of 2009 that after two more months the government will not accept any Khmer language documents if they are not produced based on the UNICODE Khmer script, and, on another line, the entering of more and more Internet service providers into the market – finally with the availability also of the advanced 3G mobile phone and related Mobile Broadband Internet accessibility, Cambodia has experienced a lot of developments in the field of Internet Communication Technology.

Now, also a Cambodia Chapter of the world wide Internet Society starts to function – a platform for the interests and the voice of Internet users. The following ad appears at present in several newspapers.

Details are in this advertisement:

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington/USA, and Geneva/Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

The Internet Society provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organizational home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

But the Internet Society does not only exist in its international form – it has authorized more than 28,000 individual members in over 80 Chapters around the world. Now, an Internet Society Cambodia Chapter has been formed.

Some general information can be found here: and

Membership application online contact can be found here.

If you are interested in general, or if you are interested to become a member, please consult these sites, or e-mail to the officers of ISOC-KH.

KEUK MengLeang, secretary [at] isoc-kh [dot] org
Norbert KLEIN, president [at] isoc-kh [dot] org

The membership in the Cambodia Chapter is open only for residents in Cambodia (even if temporarily absent abroad for studies etc.).

This article was first published by The Mirror, Vol. 14, No. 680 - Wednesday, 8.9.2010
Have a look at the last editorial - you can access it directly from the main page of The Mirror.

Norbert Klein is the Editor of The Mirror – The Mirror is a daily comprehensive summary and translation of the major Khmer language press - More about The Mirror


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