Meta– the parent company of Facebook – is set to launch its first-ever event aimed at Facebook users in Phnom Penh.
The event will bring together local artists, street artists and other creative people to promote awareness about online privacy through their interactive “Your Profile, Your Home” website.
The event will take place at The Factory Phnom Penh on National Road 2 in the capital’s Meanchey district, beginning on June 10 and lasting until June 12.
It will feature two local artists – Fonki and Monnyreak Ket – who will unveil new works at the event that will be featured on the “Your Profile, Your Home” website.
The event will also bring together some of the country’s most followed influencers who will help to spread the online privacy message.
The website enables visitors to choose their privacy preferences through an interactive design. The privacy options vary from “very private” to “very open or open book”. Website visitors can also learn about advertising categories and settings to help them make their profile as private as they would like it to be.
Once website visitors have made their selections, they are presented with a security checklist to remind them what they need to stay safe online
Arianne Jimenez – Meta’s privacy and public policy manager for Asia-Pacific – said that ensuring people’s privacy is integral to their business and products and that protecting their privacy is central to the US tech titan’s vision for the future.
“We are launching this Your Profile, Your Home campaign with a ‘hands on’ event in Phnom Penh to help Cambodians understand the various privacy tools that are available on Meta platforms, such as Facebook,” she said.
“By doing so, we are hoping that the millions of Khmer who use Facebook will better understand these privacy features that are available to them, that can help keep their information safe online.”
Local artists will showcase works representing different levels of Facebook profile privacy from ‘very private’ to ‘very public’. Visitors will also be invited to join in on multiple activities including a photo booth, interactive games, quizzes and exclusive gifts from Meta.
Pheakdey Heng, Facebook’s public policy manager for Cambodia, said that as Meta’s Cambodian representative he is very proud to bring this meaningful campaign to the Kingdom and to work with local artists to deliver the message about privacy.
“With Meta’s Facebook having gained such a following here in Cambodia, we want to empower Cambodians to choose their own levels of privacy and security,” he said.
The event is open to everyone and the public is encouraged to attend and learn more about online privacy, how to connect safely with friends and family, meet artists and creators, enjoy fun activities and win cool prizes. The exhibition and all activities are free of charge.
The event’s featured street artist, Fonki, made a successful career as a graffiti artist internationally before coming to Cambodia. Fonki was born in France to Khmer parents. His art features traditional Cambodian motifs and styles.
Monnyreak Ket has attracted a following on Instagram for design work done on behalf of some of the country’s best-known brands and institutions.
Both artists will present their artistic impressions that illustrate the concepts behind the “Your Profile, Your Home” campaign.