One of the limiting factors for academics is that many fear of saying something controversial in public, and therefore avoid speaking to the media.
An estimated 3.5 million Cambodians can speak English.
Cambodia is in the process of a dramatic digital transition: the number of Internet users grew from about 320,000 in 2010 to 6.7 million by the end of 2015.
The book brings together more than 35 scholars on Cambodia, including several Cambodian researchers.
The US-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) said 25 Cambodians would receive online training from May to July before 15 participants would be selected to visit the states.
Awards, presented by US State Department, recognize 10 young people from around globe for their initiatives to improve conditions in their communities.
Chhay Karno knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in Grade 10, drawing motivation from relatives, who worked as engineers.
Yeng Sereyroth, 19, who studied Zaha Hadid’s work is impressed by the use of curves, a signature of the work that brought the late British architect huge success during her life.
Geraldine Richmond says she has noticed a stronger commitment on the part of the government to better promote the learning of science, especially for young girls.
Among other projects, Sok Sikieng is currently training 50 students across 13 teams to help identify and solve community problems, via a mobile app.
Sotie Heidt hopes to help connect young women with successful female mentors, to give them opportunities to grow professionally.
For the first time, the wife of the US ambassador to Cambodia is herself a Cambodian.
Sotie Heidt, whose family name is Kenmano, fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s and resettled in the United States.