The Frontline Club is a presenting partner for another film from this years Human Rights Watch Film Festival. These screenings will be taking place at Regent Street Cinema on 18th March, 7:30pm and on March 19th at the Barbican, 6:15pm. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, […]
In one of the last remaining wildernesses in South East Asia, Cambodian communities struggle to defend their forests. Rubber companies illegally cut down resin trees that the local population depends on, arguing the rubber industry is good for the area, providing jobs and development. In April 2012, environmentalist Chut Wutty was stopped and shot dead at an illegal, military-controlled site in the Cardamom mountains. I am Chut Wutty exposes the fierce battle against illegal logging. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Fran Lambrick, Josie Cohen from Global Witness and Cambodian campaigner Kim Sen.
A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 30 January to Sunday, 5 February from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt European leaders gather in Brussels on Monday for an informal meeting of the European Council, during which discussions are set to focus on jobs and the new fiscal stabilisation treaty agreed at their controversial […]
Prisoner? Traitor? Spy? Private McKinley Nolan is one of the last missing G.I.s in Vietnam and this provocative and moving film follows his brother?s quest to find the truth.
Please join us in celebrating the official launch of the Cambodian Children’s Fund UK. The Cambodian Children’s Fund UK is dedicated to improving the lives of young people from Cambodia’s most destitute communities. With Scott Neeson, Michael Mansfield QC and Janet Templeman.
"Where is the rain?" That’s the question on everyone’s lips these days in Phnom Penh. The full-on rainy season was supposed to have started a month ago. Normally every day like clockwork, a downpour would start in the late afternoon, sometimes lasting an hour, sometimes lasting late into the night. An additional morning rain also […]
There’s a report going around in Cambodia that everyone it seems can’t stop talking about: The Economist puts Cambodia in the Top 5 of countries most at risk of social unrest as the economic crisis deepens. The announcement was such a blow, it seems everyone has protested. The prime minister mentions the report every chance […]
A report by the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ) catalogues a series of 22 attacks against journalists in the south-east Asian country between 2008-2009. In addition the report slates unethical practices among journalists including bribery and corruption and those pretending to be journalists who are not, The press release urges the Ministry of Information to […]
Gunnar Bergstrom reported from Khmer Rouge run Cambodia as a young reporter in 1978. He spent fourteen days in Democratic Kampuchea and filed glowing reports. Seven months after he returned to Sweden he retracted what had originally reported. This week, some thirty years later, he’s back in Cambodia to tell the Cambodians he was conned, […]
Two FBI agents arrived in Cambodia this week to help investigate the killing in July of local journalist Khim Sambo and his son. Khim was gunned down in the streets of the Cambodia capital in July. The Cambodian Ministry of the Interior reportely invited the duo to contribute in a “purely supportive” role, Chan Soveth, […]
Magnum snapper John Vink writes about going home to Phnom Penh to discover Khem Sambo, a local journalist, and his son were gunned down in the street, Today the cremation ceremony took place at the Toul Tompoung pagoda. Sambo is the 12th journalist killed in Cambodia since 1993. link Radio Australia has more on the […]
Sunday Times war reporter Jon Swain remembers Dith Pran, the man who saved his life in Cambodia in 1975 and who died last week, I first met Pran in 1972. Although his loyalty was always to Schanberg, he was ready to give help and advice to me and all the other journalists. Never more so […]
The photojournalist Dith Pran died last night in a New Jersey hospital. Pran first became known to the wider world in 1980 when the New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg published his book The Death and Life of Dith Pran. The book was later made into the film The Killing Fields. Pran worked as a […]
Googling around for a picture of Sydney Schanberg for the previous post I discover this interesting wee site consisting of polaroid portraits of foreign correspondents and others who passed through the AP bureau in Saigon during the Vietnam war. Neal Ulevich has compiled the images here including the one above of Frontline Club regular Philip […]
A Model American, Elsie Burch Donald’s third novel, is a twist on the classic saga of “normal” westerners dumped in weird surroundings. How do they cope? The lead characters are two middle-aged American tourists: Bill Bolton, a rich, successful businessman; and his wife, Marjorie. With them are their guide, Anne Philips, a young Englishwoman of […]
Following on from the Magnum love of yesterday, Magnum’s Cambodia-based John Vink writes an oddly third person blog – hey, maybe he doesn’t write it all. It’s misleading or just plain odd, but… the content should be worth a butcher’s. Magnum are calling it the Khmer Chronicles, Except for a few rare occasions over the […]
In our global search for the cutting culinary edge and following on from the latest in Khartoum, we discover – courtesy of Phnomenon – that the devil’s spawn American fastfood chain KFC is coming to Cambodia and it’s coming soon, QSR Brands Bhd is expanding its restaurant business under the KFC brand to Cambodia. The […]