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Stories about Cambodia

17 July 2015

Why Do Activists and the European Parliament Oppose Cambodia’s NGO Law?

“The real purpose of this law is to exercise control over groups of citizens who want to speak out.”

15 July 2015

Travel Back in Time With These Photos of Early 20th-Century Cambodia

We searched the online library of the French Archives and found rare images of Cambodia in the 1920s and 1930s.

27 April 2015

Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

21 March 2015

Cambodia’s Women Bloggers (Cloghers) Document Challenges of Rural Life

Rising Voices

As part of the Rising Voices project, Cloghers (female bloggers) from Cambodia, share stories of garment workers, students in rural schools and a river clean up initiative in Phnom Penh.

17 December 2014

Southeast Asia's Public Transport Woes in Photos

Motorbike riders without helmet, overloaded jeepneys, and train passengers on roof carriages are some of the common public transport spectacles we see in the streets of Southeast Asia.

10 December 2014

Southeast Asia's Tigers Are in Desperate Need of Saving

Forest loss and poaching have led to the decline in the number of wild tigers. Organizations are fighting to bring them back from the brink.

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

20 October 2014

Cambodia's Police Are in the Market for Water Cannon Trucks ‘to Be Used Against Demonstrations’

Human rights groups fear the water cannon trucks will be used to suppress the strike of garment workers.

6 October 2014

US President Obama Honors Global Voices Author for Her Human Rights Work in Cambodia

Sopheap Chak is executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. Obama praised her campaign for justice in Cambodia in light of the country's worrying human rights situation.

21 September 2014

Cambodian Garment Workers Are Pressuring H&M, Walmart and Zara to Make Their Suppliers Pay a Living Wage

The workers are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 177 US dollars. A previous strike in January was the target of a violent crackdown that left five workers dead.

8 August 2014

Cambodia’s Freedom Park, a Site of Protest and Symbol of Free Expression, Reopens

Cambodia's Freedom Park was barricaded by the police after it became the main site of protest actions against the government.

24 June 2014

Thai Coup Leads to Exodus of More Than 180,000 Cambodian Migrant Workers

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians are streaming over the border to escape a rumored crackdown on illegal migrants, only to be greeted by poor conditions and uncertainty.

23 May 2014

Australia's Deal to Resettle Refugees in Cambodia Faces Opposition

The likely deal between Australia and Cambodia to resettle asylum seekers has met with lots of criticism.

18 May 2014

Southeast Asian Journalists Speak Out for Press Freedom

The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.

14 May 2014

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

10 April 2014

Last Week 337 Workers Fainted at Garment Factories in Cambodia

Poor working conditions probably led to another mass fainting case involving 200 workers in a garment factory in Cambodia.

8 March 2014

Drone Footage Shows Beautiful Cambodian Landscape

Filmmaker Roberto Serrini used a drone to capture the unique beauty of Cambodia's rural and urban landscapes

17 February 2014

Dancing and Rising for Justice in Southeast Asia

Thousands in Southeast Asia supported the 'One Billion Rising' campaign with many people calling for justice and the elimination of violence against women

11 February 2014

International Open Data Day Set for February 22

Technology for Transparency Network

Bloggers, hackers and others interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather for the International Open Data Day on February 22. Find out how you can get involved.

9 February 2014

Public Buses Return To Cambodia’s Capital

Phnom Penh is embarking on a one-month bus trial to convince motorbike-riding residents to use public buses. The last time buses were deployed in the capital was in 2001

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