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Potential Loss of EU Trade Benefits for Cambodia, Could Impact Borrowers

This matters to Cambodia’s MFI borrowers because so many of them now count on money they earn in the nation’s apparel, footwear and sporting goods manufacturing sectors, direct EBA beneficiaries.

Cambodia Launches Campaign to End Child Labor in Brick Industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes.

US Military Official Confirms China Deal to Use Cambodian Naval Base

A senior U.S. Indo-Pacific Command officer August 15 confirmed Cambodia and China are proceeding on a base for China's navy in the Southeast Asian country's Preah Sihanouk province.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Ideologue Cremated, Appeal May Be Stopped

The death of the Khmer Rouge's top ideologue may end criminal proceedings against him even though his appeal against convictions for genocide and other crimes is still pending, a spokesman for Cambodia's U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of the defunct communist group said Friday.

Cambodia Scraps Pay-to-Stay ‘Hotel’ Prison Plans

The Cambodian government is abolishing a controversial “hotel” prison project, according to Ministry of Interior officials.

After Building Collapse in Cambodia, Sadness and Relief for Workers

Nhor Sreyoun recruited her two younger brothers and sister-in-law to work with her on the construction site of a Chinese-owned building.

Local Cambodian Patrols Seek to End Illegal Logging

According to Forest News, Cambodia loses about 208,000 hectares of forest every year from logging. Now some local residents who rely on the forest to make their living are fighting back and asking for help.

Cambodia Considers New Anti-“Fake News” Laws

Attendees at an Asian media conference agreed to develop a regional road map for combating fake news throughout the region, which is in the midst of government press crackdowns in several countries, including the host nation.

In Cambodia, Politics Push Musicians Into Self-Censorship

Rapper Chhun Dymey seems to have struck a chord in Cambodia. He was somewhat of an unknown until his song, "This Society," went viral last month, shared on social media platforms that included opposition leader Sam Rainsy's YouTube channel.

Report: Cambodia Children’s Rights Still at Risk

Cambodian children's rights continue to be infringed on despite improvements in recent years, new reports and experts say ahead of Children's Day in Cambodia on Saturday.

Cambodian Government Denies Allegations of Political Intimidation

Cambodian political observers say intimidation has been a widely used tool in the government for decades but that recently, there has been a shift in the practice to ensure the ruling party wins the next national election.

A Fixer Pays the Price for Press Freedom

Russia Today’s 2017 documentary - “My Mother Sold Me” - depicted a young Cambodian woman selling her daughter’s virginity. The film went viral – but it wasn’t good news for Cambodian fixer, Rath Rott Mony, who worked for RT.

Cambodian Journalist Sees Media Situation Deteriorating

Cambodian journalist Aun Pheap used to be a dedicated reporter. He would chase stories for The Cambodia Daily, a local independent paper, and write articles that government officials, businessmen and other powerful players would rather not see published.

Independent Cambodian News Outlet Starts Publishing in English

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, an English news website was launched Friday to help revive the stifled independent media landscape in Cambodia.

Journalists Behind Prison Bars in Cambodia

The heat was unbearable. Even now, on the outside, Cambodian journalist Yeang Sothearin is reminded of it every time the temperature rises: the stifling overcrowded cell at Prey Sar prison, where he and fellow former Radio Free Asia journalist Uon Chhin spent almost 10 months of their lives.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in Cambodia to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on Monday for an official visit to strengthen ties between the countries.

Study Finds One in Four Worry about Losing Home, Property

Property rights are not only about ownership of land. They provide reasons for people to invest in and develop their homes and communities.

US, China Face Off Over 5G in Cambodia

For techies and phone geeks, Digital Cambodia 2019 was the place to be.

Child Loses Arm in Cambodia Brick Factory

A few seconds were all that it took to change ten-year-old Srey Pheak’s life forever. When she reached into the brick machine to clean off some clay, she got trapped. The machine quickly pulled her arm in, like it would with clay, and crushed it.

Cambodia Takes Aim at Critics Who Post on Facebook

On the night of Jan. 16, Kol Sat could not locate her husband even after contacting everyone she thought might know the whereabouts of Kong Mas.