Stories about Cambodia
Classical dance pushes the bounds of traditional gender identities in Cambodia
"The act of performing is constantly crossing lines of gender, time, space and even species."
World Bank land giveaway in Cambodia marred by problems
The World Bank wanted to give land and opportunities to Cambodia’s rural poor. Instead, they have left former residents in disarray without their farms or community forest.
Citizen journalists face challenges in Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar
"To provide coverage of the protests, citizen journalists stepped up do the job themselves. The result was a truer coverage of events."
What is the relation between Cambodia’s human trafficking scam and China’s Belt and Road Initiatives?
As China started cracking down on online gambling, the sector has gone underground, expanded its market to non-Chinese speaking regions, conned people, and forced them to work for their illicit operations.
Cambodian human rights groups continue to demand justice for murdered analyst Kem Ley
"We will still remember Kem Ley because he spoke the truth in society and dared to talk about the shortcomings of the authorities."
Protests across Cambodia demand land rights
"The authorities should find a solution for the people, especially in this chronic land dispute that has not been solved."
Pandemic rules used to disperse strike of women workers in Cambodia
"Women strikers have been repeatedly and disproportionately targeted by government efforts to disperse the peaceful strike."
How is Southeast Asia reacting to the invasion of Ukraine?
While the ASEAN block referenced the “conflict in the West” and called for de-escalation, many Southeast Asian leaders are choosing to stay silent and sidestep any direct references to Russia.
Portraits of a pandemic: Films on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in the Asia-Pacific
“Portraits of a Pandemic” holds space for stories that portray with care and nuance the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific.
Cambodian rapper vows to continue writing critical songs after a year in jail for incitement
"I will not stop writing and singing my songs about my country. I will continue to educate the people through my songs and keep the patriotic spirit going."
Champani youth in Cambodia find creative ways to promote their culture amid the pandemic
"During COVID pandemic and lockdown, I am able to keep myself going sane with online language classes and Cham is one of them."
Facebook user gets 18-month prison sentence for mocking Cambodia’s prime minister
"This verdict is a message that makes those who have constructive ideas or criticisms in relation to social issues be fearful and hesitant and will limit their freedom of expression."
Cambodia’s China-funded mega dam linked to rights abuses and loss of fisheries
"Today, everything the dammed-up rivers provided – food, water, an income from fishing – is gone."
Groups call for the release of Mother Nature environmental activists in Cambodia
"The work that activists undertake should be praised rather than hampered, and their voices should be listened to rather than silenced."
Arrests of more Mother Nature environmentalists in Cambodia labeled a witch hunt
Officials called the group "rebellious" and claimed they were using foreign funding in efforts to topple the government.
Green playlist: Asian short films on protecting the environment
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
Global Voices’ top stories on the climate crisis, as the planet observes World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, a look at the Global Voices stories on climate change that have most captured our attention so far this year.
Environmental activists convicted in Cambodia for planning ‘one-woman walk’
"These young people were arrested for trying to protect Phnom Penh’s largest lake and preserve it for current and future generations."
Cambodia’s internet gateway could intensify surveillance and censorship
"Government surveillance cultivates an environment of fear, creating incentives for self-censorship and directly undermining the ability of journalists and human rights defenders to undertake their work."
Reviving L’bokator, Cambodia's ancient martial arts
The sport is now recognized by the World Martial Arts Association and will be included in the 2023 Southeast Asia Games,
Short videos by young Cambodians promote fight against COVID-19 disinformation
The videos discuss the role of young internet users in combatting disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.