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'A Cambodian Spring', against the odds, justifies its place on the big screen

Chris Kelly has an interesting tale to tell in this singular documentary. Filmed over six long years in Cambodia, the picture kicks up questions about(...)

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen: has ben accused by exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy of buying fake fans to boost his Facebook profile. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

Hours before his wedding last month, San Rotha was taking a shower in Kampong Cham, southern Cambodia, when the police came to handcuff and arrest him(...)

Happy Hour at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Mary Boland

It’s happy hour at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club on Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh, where half-price cocktails are plentiful but foreign correspondent(...)

Cambodian media: the final issue of the Cambodia Daily newspaper, with the headline “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship”. Photograph: Satoshi Takahashi/LightRocket via Getty

On September 3rd journalists at the Cambodia Daily newspaper found themselves covering two big stories. One was the arrest of the only opposition lead(...)

Im Chaem at home near Anlong Veng: faced charges of crimes against humanity, including mass murder, enslavement and extermination. Photograph: Nevenka Lukin

We find her, a bird-like figure in a stained orange wrap skirt and pink blouse, nursing a swollen hand at her stilted house in a village near the Thai(...)

A mother takes her children to school by motorbike in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Nevenka Lukin

Almost every day brings fresh news that sends jitters through Cambodia’s human rights community. On November 16th, the latest update was that the supr(...)

A man reads the last and final issue of the Cambodia Daily Newspaper at a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph: EPA

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen vowed on Monday to resist foreign interference, following international criticism of the arrest of his main rival for(...)

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy  and prime minister Hun Sen: acrimony between the two threatens to plunge the country back into political conflict. Photograph: Samrang Pring/Reuters

Wanted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy delayed his return home from South Korea as tension mounts between his supporters and those of prime m(...)

Long road to justice

The conviction and sentencing in Phnom Penh on Thursday of leaders of the Khmer Rouge to life terms for crimes against humanity will bring only a part(...)

Burma’s Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (C) walks next to Thai army chief and junta head General Prayuth Chan-ocha (L) and the supreme commander of the military General Tanasak Patimapragorn (R). Photograph: EPA/Chanat Katanyu

These are sour times for democracy in Asia. Photographs showed Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, supreme commander of Thailand’s armed forces, hugging Burma’(...)

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