November 01, 2012
All Day Arrival and hotel arrangement
November 02, 2012
09:00 – 10:30  – Registration– 30mn Presentation about Siem Reap & Questions/Answers

By Chhorn Chhea Yuth, a tour guide in Siem Reap

Orientation on Blog competition: “My Impression on Siem Reap” at Build Bright University. Three winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be selected and announced on the morning of November 5th.

Heritage Tour to prepare for Blog Contest: Option 1: Temples visit (20$ a day : Entrance fee);Option 2: Cultural Village ; Option 3: Siem Reap town. BlogFest Asia organizers provide transportation to participants.

November 03, 2012
08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.30 Welcome speech by Organizing Committee (OC) & speech by
Dr. IN VIRACHEAT Chairman of Build Bright University council
09.30-10.00 House rules and introduction of the program by OC
10.00-10.30 Break
10.30-11:00 “Internet Power” Keynote Speaker: David Isaksson from Spider, Sweden
11:00-12:00 ”Practical Aspects of Internet Empowerment: Gender, Language & Civic Engagement”Moderated by David Isaksson Panelists: Chak Sopheap (Global Voices contributing author/Program Director at CCHR/OC), Ngeth Moses (Communication Officer of Community Legal Education Centre/blogger), Sorn Ramana (Global Voices’ Khmer Lingual Team/Project Coordinator on Freedom of Expression at CCHR/OC)
12.00-14.00 Lunch break  (individuals’ account)


Breakout Sessions

Time Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
2:00 –3:00 Why your blog is your best resume by Preetam Rai, Apple distinguished educator Internet Security by Tactical Tech: Bobby Soriano, Project Lead of digital security and technical support Wikimedia Commons workshop
Wikipedia Takes Angkor
By Anirudh Bhati & Vantharith Oum, Wikipedians
Inspiring Bloggers by Ngamchalee Parichatra (Cookie) For Audiences who wanna speak, please  talk to Organizing Committee 












Break for  15 mns

3:15-4:15 Self-publishing through blogging by Rachna Im & Anandita Puspitasari Internet Security by Tactical Tech’s Bobby Wikimedia Commons workshop Wikipedia Takes Angkor
By Anirudh Bhati & Vantharith Oum
Telling visual stories through photographs and videos by Hui Seng Kin, journalism professor from Shanthou University
04:15 – 4:30

Break for 15 mns

4:30 — 5:30 Mobile blogging workflow and apps by Preetam Rai Internet Security by Tactical Tech: Bobby  “TiddlySpace as a new alternative blogging media by Handoko Suwono” Photo blog Workshop by Ye Aung Thu (TBA)


18:00 – 22:00: Dinner reception at Foreign Correspondent Club (FCC) – hosted by OC (Invites-only)

November 04, 2012
08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-10.00 Country report: Blogging and Social Networking situation of participating countries Panel Discussion: Cambodia, Thai, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar
10.00-10.15 Break
10.15-11.15 Country report: Blogging and Social Networking situation of participating countries Panel Discussion: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia
11:15–11:30 Break
11.30–12.30 Freedom of Expression, Information and Press in Southeast Asia by ED Legaspi from Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA)
12.30-14.00 Lunch break (individuals’ account)

Breakout Sessions

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4


Digital Comics by John Weeks, blogger & comics artist

Online Advocacy by Oliver Richard V. Robillo, Philippines

The return of long-form, emerging trends on the Internet by Preetam

For Audiences




Internet Freedom & Responsibilities By Handoko Suwono, Indonesia & Faine Greenwood, journalist (USA)

Let’s blog with multimedia by Jeremiah Foo, journalism professor

How to montetize online content: Jeremiah Foo

4:15 – 4:30



“Helping the global population to join the global conversation” – Global VoicesBy Rezwan Islam, regional editor for Global Voices in South Asia, from Bangladesh

Cybercrime Law in the Phillipines by Tonyo Cruz, social media strategist, Philippines

Journalistic Values for documenting events by Hui Seng Kin


November 05, 2012
08:30-09.00 Registration
09.00-09:30 Closing Remarks by Minister of Information: Khieu Kanharith & Announcement of the three winners of blog competition and awards
09:30- 10:30 Closing remarks by OC
11.00 am Wrap up and goodybe

The program will be updated from time to time.