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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.

Cambodian Farmers Struggle Against Changing Climate

Built atop the bones of the dead, Trapaing Thmar reservoir is largest irrigation project built by the Khmer Rouge regime. Today, it is running dry amid one of the worst droughts to hit Cambodia in living memory.

Cambodia: No Release for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has spent more than 18 month in detention as of Sunday, with other opposition leaders decrying his case as politically motivated and arguing that his continued detention goes against Cambodian laws.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Promises Legal Aid for ‘Vulnerable Women’

Cambodian union leaders say Prime Minister Hun Sen’s promise of free legal benefits to vulnerable women, including garment factory workers, was prompted by the European Union threatening to withdraw the Everything But Arms agreement.

Mother’s Death in Childbirth Sparks Outcry in Cambodia

Prak Soda and Suon Sakhen, high school sweethearts, married seven years ago. Lifelong residents of Svay Rieng province, one of Cambodia’s poorest, they were expecting an uneventful delivery of their second child earlier this month.

Cambodian Deportees Down But Not Defeated

On the way to a mountain about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, a group of men are getting a crash course in the bloody history of the land to which they've been banished.

Higher Student Dropout Rates Along Cambodia’s Border with Thailand

A Cambodian official reported last week that about 23 percent of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school.

US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia

Almost half a century ago, the U.S.-backed Gen. Lon Nol led a coup in March 1970, overthrowing Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk while the monarch visited Moscow.

US Lawmakers Confident Cambodia Sanctions Bill Will Pass

The bill aims to apply travel and economic sanctions on individuals who have “undermined democracy” in Cambodia and violated human rights.

Cambodia Seeks Opposition Leader’s Arrest Amid EU Sanctions Threat

Cambodia renewed calls on Monday for the arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy as it faces the threat of sanctions from the European Union, its biggest garment export market worth billions of euros a year, over human rights concerns.

Growing Chinese Navy Adds to Risk of Clashes in Asia’s Major Maritime Dispute

A Chinese missile frigate returned last week from a five-day, friendly visit to the Philippines -- days after a Chinese fleet had visited Cambodia and half a year after a Chinese state firm started taking bids to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a sign of Beijing’s growing power at sea.

Cambodian PM: Western Sanctions Would Hurt Opposition

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that if Western countries impose threatened economic sanctions on his country, it would cause the death of the country's political opposition.