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Inner Light

Through intimate images, a photographer brings acid attack survivors out of the dark.

New Report Spotlights Hidden Workforce Behind Global Brands

Global brands rely on a hidden workforce within their supply chains to avoid responsibility for poor working conditions and abuse, according to a new report from the International Trade Union Confederation.

Lack of Lady Leaders Hinders Labor Movement

Garment unions’ most visible public campaigns tend to revolve around the fight to raise the minimum wage. But female factory workers struggle to get traction for their concerns on maternity leave, reproductive health and workplace hygiene, even by unions that represent them.

Trilateral Agreement Signed to Combat Human Trafficking

Cambodia signed an agreement with Vietnam and Laos during a meeting on Thursday to enhance efforts to fight human trafficking—with Vietnam reporting at the meeting that police discovered nearly 90 human trafficking rings along its border with Cambodia last year.

Artist’s Live Installation Inspired by City’s Architecture

Kong Vollak expects to be tangled in steel wires and wrestling with plaster as he spends the next month working on his newest installation, “Silhouettes of Tomorrowland.”

Siem Reap Hotel Protest Moves to Courthouse

About 200 unionists and past and present employees of Siem Reap City’s Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa on Monday demonstrated outside the Siem Reap Provincial Court against an injunction ordering them to stop protesting outside the high-end hotel, but agreed to disperse when military police arrived.

Public Boards ‘The Boat’ for First Look at Art Space

Phnom Penh’s floating art project, “The Boat,” saw its first public visitors on Saturday afternoon, when 24 people joined project co-founders Dana Langlois and Alexis de Suremain aboard the 6,000-square-meter structure.

Sailing the Seas

One stormy day, Swiss photographer Beat Presser looked out at the small silhouettes of traditional dhow sailboats drifting off the coast of Tanzania. “I thought, oh my god, what am I getting into?”

NGOs Call for Amendment to Nation’s Domestic Violence Law

A decade after the country’s domestic violence law was passed, the government continues to fail victims of abuse, a coalition of NGOs said in a statement released Friday, calling for the law to be amended.

“Lost Loves” Takes Top Awards at Film Fest

Director Chhay Bora’s feature film “Lost Loves” swept the Cambodia National Film Festival awards in Phnom Penh last night, winning six prizes: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Lead Actress, Best Editor and Best Set Design.

Graphic Novels Illustrate Family’s Khmer Rouge Survival Story

Tian Veasna was born in 1975, three days after the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh and evacuated the city, his three-volume graphic novel series, “The Year of the Hare,” published in French, recounts this family history.

Curious Exhibit Goes Into the Mind of a Quirky Collector

Eclectic paintings, odd sculptures and antique bric-a-brac clutter the walls of Phnom Penh’s Plantation hotel. Behind this peculiar exhibit of more than 150 pieces is an elusive man: Jean-Pierre Klondike, a French-American gallivanter who amassed the works over the course of two decades in Southeast Asia.

Tug-of-War Game Pulls Its Way Onto UN Cultural Heritage List

Heaving along with over a dozen men, Hem Piseth would yell “Struggle!” as he and his team pulled on a thick rope in a raucous bout of tug-of-war.

Imperiled Earth

Kam Put remembers when his village was surrounded by lush forest. “But now,” he said, “only 20 percent is left.” Mr. Put, 31, is ethnic Lun, one of eight indigenous minority groups in Ratanakkiri province. He says the trees on his ancestral land have vanished in recent years.

Tailing A River

A yearlong multimedia project documents life along the Mekong and the effects of development

Youth Gather to Talk About Climate Change

On the eve of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, about 140 young people gathered in Phnom Penh on Sunday to discuss the effects of climate change on Cambodia and ways that it can be mitigated.

Monkeys Can Host Human Astroviruses, Study Finds

A recent study of Cambodian monkeys found that nonhuman primates can host viruses previously thought to only infect humans.

Study Highlights Scourge of Domestic Violence

While some of the worst cases of domestic violence make it into news reports, it is far more common for victims to keep quiet, according to a report released on Friday that details the impact that violence against women has on society as a whole.


It was Friday night and Parisians were out in the 10th arrondissement, a once gritty, working-class immigrant district now home to a lively cafe and bar scene. Across from popular bar Le Carillon, Le Petit Cambodge was serving bowls of rice noodles and curry to its young, urban clientele.

Hun Sen Greeted by Protests and Controversy During France Visit

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official state visit to Paris to meet with French President Francois Hollande was marked by protests and controversy after allegations arose that the prime minister had required Cambodian students studying in France to attend a talk he was set to give yesterday or have their scholarships revoked.