ADB Enters the Propaganda Game

Looks like the ADB has revamped its railways project website. Entitled “The Cambodian Railway Tracker” the new site provides updates on project progress, and links to various public documents and media regarding the project.

Though a welcome improvement in making some information more easily available, the site leaves a lot to be desired. The recent report on problems in the project is nowhere to be seen, while, visitors can watch a PR video entitled “Resettling to New Way of Life, as well as a photo essay entitled “Moving on to Better Lives Lives in Cambodia” – both admirable exercises in the production of propaganda and distortion of the truth.