Bloggers from across Asia came together in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap this weekend to discuss blogging, technology and Internet freedom at 2012's Blogfest Asia festival, a gathering of over 160 opinionated and distinctly geeky participants.Tops on the agenda? Internet freedom.
The Cambodian Pirate Bay fracas continues, as it was revealed Wednesday that Sweden is handing $59 million in aid to Cambodia with somewhat suspect timing, as Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg faces imminent deportation.
On Thursday, the Irish Times reported that Irish Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte unveiled an ambitious national broadband plan, which aims to deliver a minimum of 30 millions of bits per second (Mbps) for everyone in the country.
That's part of the motivation behind the Internet 2012 Bus Tour, a partially Reddit-sponsored junket that hopes to travel the country gathering stories of how the internet has impacted American lives — and draw bipartisan support for the Open Internet.