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Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake threatened by climate change (video)

As one of the biggest inland fisheries in the world, Cambodia's Tonle Sap has sustained generations of fishermen. But a combination of natural and man-made changes are impacting livelihoods, forcing the fishermen to seek new ways to make ends meet.

Cambodia: Activists slam ‘politicized’ trial of opposition

An activist said she was being persecuted for her political opinions as Cambodia tries dozens of opposition members. Human rights groups raised concerns over the fairness of such a trial.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan leaves Pakistan for Cambodia (video)

A 35-year-old elephant is headed for a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia after his miserable condition at an Islamabad zoo sparked a global outcry. American singer Cher campaigned for his freedom for years.

DW Freedom of Speech Award laureate Sovann Rithy released from prison

Journalist Sovann Rithy has been released from prison.

Rights groups slam Cambodia’s proposed clean-up drive

A proposed law in Cambodia aims to clean up the streets of Phnom Penh, which also means that thousands of street vendors could be forced to shut down their businesses. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Cambodia genocide: Khmer Rouge torture prison commander Comrade Duch dies

Comrade Duch, the head of the Khmer Rouge and the person who ran Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison during the country's genocide, died on Wednesday, a spokesman for the tribunal that convicted him of war crimes in 2010 said.

Coronavirus pushing Cambodia back into poverty

Cambodia has taken a heavy hit from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With firms staring at canceled orders and people losing jobs, fears grow that it could undo the nation's progress fighting poverty.

Foreign money leaves trail of ghost towns

Brand new luxury condominiums are springing up across the capital Phnom Penh, but the average Cambodian cannot afford to live in them. This has increased dependency on foreign investors. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Elephant Kaavan to find new home in Cambodia after Islamabad mistreatment

Islamabad Zoo is set to send its lone elephant, Kaavan, to a Cambodian sanctuary after a court ordered his freedom. Singer Cher and other activists from across the world had pushed for the animal's release.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry (video)

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus brings trouble to Cambodia’s garment industry

Hundreds of thousands of textile workers in Cambodia are staring at an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic knocks off demand for clothes across the world. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.

Cambodia hotel collapse search ends, 36 dead

The rescue effort lasted almost two days, mobilizing hundreds of workers to pull people from the rubble. Experts say low safety standards in Cambodia raise the risk of accidents at construction sites.

Cambodia cracks down on activists as opposition leader plans return

At least 30 opposition activists have been arrested this year and accused of plotting to overthrow the Cambodian government before the planned return from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader.

EU mulls end to Cambodia deal

For almost two decades Cambodia has enjoyed duty-free access to the European Union single market through the so-called "Everything but Arms" agreements. But now the EU is considering scrapping the deal.

Tortoise protection in Cambodia

Some 60 percent of all turtles worldwide are threatened, endangered or critically endangered. At the ACCB in Cambodia - where turtles are eaten and also used in traditional medicine - conservationists are working to protect endangered tortoise species and boost their populations.

Cambodia designer beats odds to bring Khmer fashion to Europe

Sor San, a disabled designer from Phnom Penh is introducing ethnic fashion from her country in Berlin this year. She is one of five female designers to showcase her work at a fashion event.

WorldLink: Cambodia’s crowded prisons

Cambodia's prison system is considered one of the world's most crowded. In some cases, say human rights groups and former prisoners, more than 100 people share the same cell, with only 1 square meter allowed per person.

Beauty with health – Cambodia’s new preference

Beauty products with chemical ingredients irked one Cambodian woman so much that she decided to create her own organic skin care material. More Cambodians like her are switching to organic personal care products.

Concerned business owners move their businesses from China to Cambodia

The trade war is raging. Now some Chinese businesses are moving to Cambodia to avoid US tariffs.