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FINALLY, MEETING A POSSIBLE PARTNER

guests in the lecture room on 02.06.2005:
- Mrs. Chim Manavy, Open Forum, Operations Manager
- Mr. Morn Vutha, Open Forum, CIC Web Portal Coordinator
- Mr. Norbert Klein, Open Forum, Advisor to the Director

  new: www.open.org.kh/en/programs
The Open Forum of Cambodia is a Cambodian NGO established in early 1995 with the aim of providing opportunities and resources for Cambodian citizens to develop new skills and insights into policy questions in order to provide timely and structured contributions to decision-making in social, political, cultural and economic spheres of life in Cambodia and to use their acquired abilities to help build a stronger civil society.  
  www.cambodiacic.org

In 2003, with support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Microsoft, The Asia Foundation launched a network of 22 Community Information Centrers (CICs). Based in offices of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), each CIC provides the community with computers, Internernet access, and email, as well as housing what is often the only community library in the province.
 

The Community Information Web Portal Cambodia provides access to information on a wide variety of topics. Content for the web portal is collected and managed by the CIC Web Portal Team at Open Forum of Cambodia.

However, it was understood that access will remain to be limited to those citizens who are prepared to visit one of the 22 centers in the provinces, or who may have access to Internet through professional or private means.

  It was suggested that content of the Web Portal could be aired on local radio, whilst programming of such a local radio could be turned into content for the Internet.
     
  Students and representatives of the Open Forum were introduced to the idea to establish a partnership between the existing CIC-service and a local radio station to be founded in either Sihanoukville or in Kampong Cham.
     
  The representatives of the Open Forum of Cambodia requested from the students a follow-up by submitting a more detailed proposal, including a businessplan.
   
  THE PLAN

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