2012 Cambodian New Year falls on Friday, April 13th. Perhaps the most important holiday in Cambodians, the celebrations last three days
Read about inspiration for Lulu in the Sky by author Loung Ung
Phnom Penh Post, April 10, 2012
A dearth of trained mental health workers, a history of conflict and a lack of coordination has resulted in a weak and fragmented mental th system, while survivors of trauma continue to seek explanations for the horrors they experienced or witnessed. Read Full Article
To inaugurate the 10×10 Book Club, we bring you the work of bestselling writer and international activist Loung Ung. Her debut memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, is the perfect choice to kick things off! REad More about 10×10 book club!
March 12, 2o12 What the Khmer Rouge killing fields tell us about leftist utopianism.
By Douglas B. Levene
In April of 1970, I, along with thousands of other college students, went on strike. We were protesting the bombing of Cambodia. It was a heady time, untroubled by any actual knowledge of Cambodia. Not that anyone knew very much about Cambodia then. Read Full Article.
AFP, February 22, 2012
When the Khmer Rouge invited a pair of American journalists to Cambodia in the late 1970s for a rare glimpse of the revolution, they found empty streets and schools in a city with no laughter.
“There was nobody there. It was like walking into the Twilight Zone,” recalled one-time Washington Post correspondent Elizabeth Becker. Read Full Story
Rare photographs depicting life under the Khmer Rouge go on display in Phnom Penh this week, along with audio interviews with regime leaders that will become part of a permanent collection in the capital.
The exhibit, “A Reporter’s Dangerous Guided Tour Through Democratic Kampuchea,” chronicles the work of Elizabeth Becker, an American journalist and author of “When the War Was Over,” a book on Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Read Elizabeth Becker Full Article
In memory of Etta James, Whitney Houston and others American legendary singers, here is our Cambodian iconic singer Sinn Sisamouth whose life was cut short by the Khmer Rouge regime. His songs and voice will live forever.
By Associated Press, Published: January 28 | Updated: Sunday, January 29, 8:01 AM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party secured an expected victory at Senate elections Sunday, according to preliminary results following the vote that was closed to the general population and criticized for lacking credibility. REad Full Story