Editor’s note: Youk Chhang, 57, has been executive director of the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) since its inception in 1995. Last week, he received the 2018 Ramon Magsaysay Award, known as “Asia’s Nobel Prize,” for his “preserving the memory” of genocide and seeking “justice in his nation and the world.” DC-Cam, an independent NGO, documents Khmer Rouge-era atrocities, educates the Cambodian public, and supports the United Nations’ Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
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