Work

Expertise & Interests: Cambodia, Southeast Asia, ASEAN, Digital Media You can follow my full journalism work at VOA and my research work at Academia.edu. The following are select journalism work and other professional activities. MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST JOURNALISM TV Reporting: In-Studio Interview: in addition to Cambodia Commerce Minister Vows 'Meaningful' Reforms to US Investors, VOA Khmer, June 25, 2014, Interview with Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Commerce Minister of Cambodia about investment potential, anti-corruption efforts, and regional politics and trade. Commerce Minister Vows ‘Meaningful’ Reforms to US Investors In-Studio Interview: ASEAN Summit Seen as Opportunity for a Balanced Cambodian Foreign Policy, VOA Khmer, November 16, 2012. Interview with Ernie Bower of CSIS about the 21th Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, broadcast on Cambodian News Channel (CNC). In-Field TV Reporting: At Harvard, Room to Write Uncensored (in Khmer), VOA Khmer, May 24, 2012, Interviewing Cambodian and American scholars - including professor Steven Pinker - at Harvard University about the problem of censorship in Cambodia and other countries. Radio/Web Reporting: Slowly, Asean Heads Toward More Political Integration, VOA Khmer, June 29, 2013 Opposition Looks to Facebook for Election Push (Interview with Sam Rainsy), VOA Khmer, June 21, 2013 How Google Figured Out Khmer Translation (Interview), VOA Khmer, May 24, 2013 Analyst Worries Democracy May Be Sidelined for Asean ‘Security’VOA Khmer, April 13, 2013 On Eve of Visit, Obama Faces Asean Challenges, New China Leader, VOA Khmer, November 14, 2012 July’s Failure Looms as Cambodia Prepares for Major Regional Summits, VOA Khmer, Nov. 14, 2012 Communities Want More Information on Mekong Dam, hosted radio show, VOA Khmer, Apr 4, 2011 A Peacekeeping Success, With Caveats, VOA Khmer, March 12, 2011 After 60 Years, US Relations Maturing: Analysts, VOA Khmer, May 31, 2010 Proposed Dam a Mystery, Concern to Kratie Locals, VOA Khmer, September 17, 2010 Advocates Divided on Worth of Asean Commission, VOA Khmer, June 28, 2010 Mekong Issue Muddied by China: ExpertsVOA Khmer, April 26, 2010
Social Media Reporting: Conducted the first-ever Khmer-language social media reporting (Twitter, Facebook, Storify) on:
Blogging: Connecting the Dots: Cambodia, Southeast Asia, and Digital Media, since 2013 Blogger and manager of English-language blog VOA Crossroads Cambodia, 2011 Live-blogging for the 60th Anniversary of US-Cambodia Relations, Phnom Penh, July 21-22, 2012 PUBLICATIONS:  Social Media's Growing Influence on Cambodian Politics, Asia Pacific Bulletin No. 222, East-West Center, Washington, DC, July 23, 2013 IN THE NEWS: VOA Director Moderates Panel Discussion on Social Media, VOA Buzz, October 31, 2013 Social Media's Influence on Cambodian Politics Grows, Bangkok Post, July 27, 2013 VOA Radio Photo Contest in Cambodia, VOA Buzz, July 12, 2013 Notre Dame Student Outlines Obama Speech, VOA Khmer, May 25, 2009   This page is regularly updated.  <div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-50810615-210-5a8da8dd05815' data-src='//widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=50810615&post_id=210&origin=sophatsoeung.com&obj_id=50810615-210-5a8da8dd05815' data-name='like-post-frame-50810615-210-5a8da8dd05815'><h3 class='sd-title'>Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height:55px'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>