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Meeting Rithy Panh in Cambodia

Karin Badt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.

On Journey to Cambodia, Investigation Process Validated

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

We are often asked why we spend the money to investigate potential Honorees at World of Children Award. Well, we are currently in Cambodia to visit two of our Honorees and were reminded why this remains such an important step in the Award process.

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers To Cambodian Sweatshop

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact

When three sprightly fashion bloggers from Norway agreed to star in a month-long reality show in Cambodia, they were probably expecting more "Project ...

Cambodia's Restaurants Are Giving Back. Why Aren't Ours?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 12.04.2014 | Taste

We could definitely take a leaf out of Cambodia's book.

What Kind of Justice, 34 Years After the Khmer Rouge Genocide

Jessica Lander | Posted 10.08.2014 | World
Jessica Lander

As of Thursday morning three men have been publicly held responsible for the murder of nearly 2 million Cambodians.

Life on $3 a Day: Garment Workers and Cambodia's Struggle for Human Rights

Elizabeth Daube | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Daube

Despite a day filled with marches and demonstrations, Phnom Penh remained relatively calm. The only government reaction: quietly relocating a dozen protesters who had camped outside the U.S. embassy. Fast forward a few weeks, and the demonstrations have taken a dramatic and deadly turn.

A Grim, Yet Satisfying, Return Visit to Cambodia

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Having returned to Cambodia more than once in the post-Cold War era, my wife and I were surprisingly impressed by the extent to which this once battle-torn country was now coming to life, placing the memories of its past well behind it.

Women of Cambodia: (Re)building a Nation of Leaders

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I learned the stories of these women, all vibrant, beautiful young leaders, and was humbled by their successes. Each one was poised and clearly articulated their business.

Cambodian Opposition Rally Draws 20,000 On Last Day

AP | JUSTINE DRENNAN and SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — About 20,000 Cambodian opposition supporters on Friday wrapped up a three-day demonstration to p...

Shoe Factory Collapses In Cambodia, Killing 2

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The ceiling of a Cambodian factory that makes Asics sneakers collapsed on workers early Thursday, killing two people and injur...

Phnom Penh On The Cheap

AP | ELISA MALA | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh is rapidly modernizing. A gargantuan hotel and casino called NagaWorld has recently been c...

Cambodia's Best

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

I no longer wondered why Angelina hoped to adopt one Cambodian kid after another.

Obama Heads To Cambodia After Myanmar Visit

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — On a history-making trip, President Barack Obama on Monday paid the first visit by an American leader to Myanmar and Camb...

Hope From The Killing Fields

Jack Levison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

At a time of global crisis, when so many children are poor, so many parents hopeless, so many nations teetering on the brink of genocide, perhaps these reflections about my visit to Cambodia will bring a glimmer of hope from the Killing Fields.

Cambodia For Beginners

Fodor's | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Last year, an estimated 1.6 million foreigners descended on the little northwestern city of Siem Reap -- most of them arriving to see the Angkor Temple Complex.

Faith Alive In Phnom Penh

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.08.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Some 95 percent of Cambodia's people are Buddhist. "Nation, Religion, King" is Cambodia's national motto and it is one of the few world nations where Buddhism is the state religion. The religious world here, however, is not just about Buddhism.

Cambodia Says China Requested French Architect's Arrest

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodia's government said Wednesday that China had asked it to arrest a Frenchman for possible involvement in a murder linked...

French Architect Arrested In Possible Bo Xilai Link

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian police have arrested a Frenchman reportedly linked to a politician at the center of China's biggest political s...

Whimsical Cupcakes That Feed The Soul In Cambodia

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.

The Destruction Of Phnom Penh's Lake District

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.15.2012 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

All that remains of this once vibrant area is a bunch of torn down buildings, empty lots and shacks.

Holy Water In Phnom Penh

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Ek Sonn Chan is not merely providing for the bodily thirst of the people of Phnom Penh and Cambodia. His offering is Holy Water.

Crime and Safety: Another Reason Why Americans Need to Travel Abroad

Lauren Quinn | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Lauren Quinn

There I was, in the capital of a poor country still bearing the wounds of civil war, filled with gypsies and beggars and busted-up sidewalks, and I was safer than in my American hometown.

Hundreds Flock To 'Magic' Snake Marriage

AP | BY SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SVAY ROLUM, Cambodia — Hundreds of villagers flocked to a wedding ceremony Monday between a 16-foot (4.8-meter), 200-pound (90-kilogram) female ...

Cambodia's Bon Om Touk Stampede Preventable

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Cambodia's government failed its people at all levels.

Water Management Lessons From an Unlikely Source

Jim Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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Jim Lauria

The United States has a lot to learn from the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority. The underfunded utility dug the Cambodian capital's water infrastructure out of the rubble of Pol Pot's regime.