Nightlife booms in Cambodia market where people were violently evicted from their homes
A new million-dollar night market in Phnom Penh is attracting the young and fashionable 8 years after the people who once lived there were forced out.
Nightmarish tax bill fuels fears Cambodia’s ruling party is silencing the free press ahead of elections
A prominent independent newspaper stops the presses after being slapped with a $6.3 million tax bill and labeled a ‘chief thief’ by Cambodia’s prime minister.
For Khmer Rouge-era rape survivors, discussing their trauma remains taboo
Thousands of women who were victims of sexual violence during the Khmer Rouge’s brutal 4-year reign still suffer in silence and shame in a conservative society that has little sympathy for rape victims.
Why Cambodia handed a $6.3 million tax bill to an English-language newspaper
Critics accuse the government of cracking down on independent media ahead of national elections in the face of growing opposition support — especially among younger voters.
Cambodian girl coders develop an app to fight poverty
The 11- and 12 year olds participating in a global tech competition have more ambitious plans than building the next billion-dollar company.
There are 26,000 inmates in Cambodia’s 29 jails
Cambodian officials eager to introduce community service in place of mandatory detention in order to reduce the burden on the prison system.
Cambodia strongman’s social media shows voters his warm and fuzzy side
Cambodia’s 65-year-old leader, a onetime Khmer Rouge commander, is reinventing himself in time for next year’s national elections.
Wheels of justice churn slowly for Cambodia genocide victims
Holocaust museum exhibit shows international justice can be a lengthy and expensive proposition.
What’s a Cambodia exhibit doing at the US Holocaust museum?
An exhibit about the Khmer Rouge terror, which wiped out almost a fifth of Cambodia’s population, sends a deeper message.
Cambodia’s first gay dance company founded by son of refugees
Apsara dancers have always been women, but that’s no longer the case as male dancers assume roles traditionally performed by women.