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CAMBODIA: Save the Journalists!

ARACELI PALAFOX WRITES- The death of Cambodian journalist Taing Try has once again placed Cambodia in an unfavorable spotlight. Earlier this month, Try was pronounced dead at 49 after taking a gunshot to his forehead while sitting in his car. Try was found in a forest in the Kratie Province  of Cambodia, where he and […]

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CAMBODIA: Democracy in (Radio) Waves

ARACELI PALAFOX WRITES- In September, there was a turn in media in Cambodia when Cambodia’s Center for Independent Media (CCIM) applied for radio and television licenses. If granted, CCIM would operate it’s Voice of Democracy (VOD) program through the Ministry of Information. VOD was established in 2003 under Cambodia’s Center for Human Rights with the belief that, […]

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CAMBODIA: Something’s Fishy About Cambodian Authorities

ARACELI PALAFOX WRITES – There’s something fishy about the recent murder of journalist Suon Chon, and it’s not his series of reports on illegal fishing. Earlier this month, The Phnom Penh Post reported the death of the forty-four year old Cambodian, who wrote for The Meakea Kampuchea Newspaper. It said Chon was confronted and beaten to […]

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The Missing Picture

CAMBODIA: Lights, Camera, Oscar Nomination!

ARACELI PALAFOX WRITES – Amid political conflict and social uprising, Cambodia finds a sense of solidarity in the nation’s first Oscar nomination. Cambodian director Rithy Panh’s “The Missing Picture” is among the five final nominations in the “Best Foreign Language” film category. Panh’s “The Missing Picture” is a largely autobiographical work, telling the story of his family’s suffering during […]

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