Cambodia-born US man deported back to a country he doesn’t remember
Although Kosal Chhim spent most of his life in the US, his family says he never became an American citizen and after being convicted of a felony domestic violence charge in 2001, was deported this week back to the country he left as an infant.
These clothes tell a tragic story
Clothing belonging to victims of mass crimes not only have historical value, but they’re also ‘forensic evidence’ that might need to be analyzed in the future, which is why pieces worn by victims of Cambodia’s genocide are being stored using a new technology.
Khmer Rouge killed 90% of Cambodia’s artists but some lived to tell the tale
The first major symphonic work to remember the 1.7 million Cambodians who died under Khmer Rouge rule is part of a movement to revive and preserve the ancient arts that the brutal regime tried to destroy.
‘As Cambodians, these words hit us hard’
The language in Angelina Jolie’s film on the 1975 Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia evokes painful memories of a traumatic time for Cambodian Americans.
An invitation that’s hard to refuse in Cambodia
At least 50 local commune officials, who lost their positions when the ruling party dissolved the opposition party, are now in hiding after refusing an offer to join the ruling party.
Cambodia’s crackdown on independent media takes a pornographic turn
Two pro-government news websites publish images purportedly showing a former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporter filming and participating in explicit videos.
Cambodia’s government exploits superstitions to drum up rural support ahead of elections
Stunned by a strong opposition showing in last June’s commune elections, the ruling party is rustling up support using cash, oaths and holy water to win voters over.
Facebook is under fire in Cambodia after changes to its news feed
Social media network’s tweaks could have radical consequences in a country that’s in the midst of a political crackdown on independent media ahead of national elections.
Opposition is getting out of town in Cambodia and it’s no vacation
Almost half of Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers have fled the country or are jailed, including most of the leadership amid a continuing government crackdown.
Autocrats can use social media, too
When Cambodia’s state-controlled media instituted a blackout of a slain activist’s funeral, the requiem was streamed live on social media, however the flip side to the democratic potential of social media is that authoritarian regimes are using it, too.