The Listening Post

Afghanistan: When journalists become targets

Ten Afghan journalists were killed in Kabul bombings. Plus, the human rights issue of solitary confinement in the US.

Cambodia

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Post editor sacked over article

New owner of Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post fires editor and calls for article to be retracted, employees say.

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Post editor sacked over article

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's opposition threatens to withdraw from election

Officials within the Grassroots Democracy Party are threatening to pull out of the national elections in July.

Media

Cambodian newspaper's sale raises troubling questions

Publisher blames falling revenues for sale but others suspect Hun Sen government coercion in run-up to July's elections.

Cambodia's Phnom Penh Post sold to Malaysian Sivakumar G

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's Kampot pepper immune to price slump

World's most sought-after pepper has been immune to the global price plunge, remaining stable at as high as $28 per kilogramme.

War & Conflict

Australia courts ASEAN amid rights controversies

Leadership accused of making 'moral compromises' in dealing with leaders of Southeast Asia at Sydney summit.

Australia courts ASEAN amid human rights controversies

Cambodia

Cambodia questions US aid cut: 'There is no aid'

Response follows US move to cut aid for what White House called Southeast Asian country's recent democratic 'setbacks'.

Cambodia questions US aid cut: 'There is no aid'

Asia Pacific

Cambodia dissident in jail after Thailand deportation

Rights groups condemn Thailand for forcibly returning shoe-throwing critic of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia dissident in jail after Thailand deportation

The Listening Post

Cambodia: Media blackout by design

We examine Cambodia's eroding democracy and a government-designed information blackout ahead of elections.

Cambodia

Cambodian shoe-thrower risks deportation from Thailand

Sam Sokha, who faces prosecution in Cambodia for throwing a shoe at Prime Minister Hun Sen's image, arrested in Bangkok.

Sam Sokha at 'risk of imminent deportation' in Thailand

Cambodia

Cambodian election: Doubts over democracy before vote

Cambodian President Hun Sen has been in power for nearly 30 years and could be running virtually unopposed during elections in July.

Cambodia

Locking up babies: Cambodia drug war ensnares children

Escalating numbers of infants serving time with their mothers in Cambodia's notorious prison system amid crackdown.

Locking up babies: Cambodia drug war ensnares children

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's ruling party stands unopposed

After the high court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the Khmer looks virtually unopposed in next year's elections, but the government insists that democracy is alive and well in Cambodia.

Asia Pacific

World Toilet Day: Growing momentum for sanitation in Cambodia

A lack of toilets in rural areas has been causing significant harm to the development of children.