A Blogger May Link To a King
A Second Thought: One thing which strikes me about this AP article is how much information about Cambodia's recent past -- elections, social movements, etc. -- is shoehorned into it. It seems to be a way for the US press to report on Cambodia without really having to spend time reporting on Cambodia. Rebecca MacKinnon has said that US news outlets prefer their international reporting to be light and touristy, and covering Cambodia through the lens of a royal blogger certainly qualifies. Actually, there's a lot of good content in the article -- the King's personal history, history of Cambodia, current issues -- but it's kind of sad that it takes a gay marriage/royal blogger hook to make it into the public view here. Don't get me wrong: I'll take it any way I can get it, but it's still kind of sad.
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