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
DX writer Alex Dwyer concludes his travels abroad with a stop in Phnom Penh, where break-dancing is guiding the youth through Hip Hop. 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.
Jailed Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea was given the right to order killings under the regime’s policies, a tribunal prosecutor told the court Thursday.
Dale Lysak, international deputy prosecutor for the UN-backed court, said documentation of the regime showed that the security committee, which included Nuon Chea and Pol Pot, decided on “all the killings.” Read Full Article
BBC News, February 3, 2012
By Philippa Fogarty
In early 1999, in a village in northwest Cambodia, an elderly man introduced himself to a journalist. He was Hong Pen, he said, a former teacher from the capital, Phnom Penh. He spoke good English and was wearing the T-shirt of an American aid organisation. READ FULL ARTICLE
VOA, February 3, 2012
The United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia has extended the sentence of a former Khmer Rouge torture chief to life in prison.Kaing Kek Iev, better known as Duch, had appealed to reduce his 35-year-term, but the court ruled his harsh crimes instead deserved an even longer sentence. READ FULL STORY
PraCh Ly is a talented Cambodian/American rapper, writer, poet who tells in stories in beautiful lyrics. LU