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'Killing Fields' Journalist Dies

By: Expat Advisory Posted: April-01-2008 in
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A photojournalist for The New York Times since his harrowing escape from the Khmer Rouge, Dith Pran died Sunday at a hospital in New Jersey from pancreatic cancer at the age of 65.

Reporting on the fall of Phnom Penh in 1975 with journalistic partner Sydney Schanberg, he was enslaved into forced labour camps and subsequently endured four years of torture, starvation and desperation. Upon escaping, he crossed the border into Thailand and moved to New York where he re-established his life.

Evolution of Cambodian Media: Phnom Penh Post Facelift

By: Charlotte Lancaster Posted: March-19-2008 in
Charlotte Lancaster

Numbers swelled at the latest British Business Association of Cambodia's monthly meeting, 18th March 2008, as members and media representatives gathered to hear guest speaker Michel Dauguet talk of his visions for the evolving Phnom Penh Post. Titled 'A Murder in the Newsroom', the new Chief Executive Officer delivered a humorous synopsis of the changes of global media and its readers in recent years and the consequences of these transformation for the Post.

Taxi drivers protest over possible airport tuk-tuks

By: Suon Samnang The Mekong Times Posted: February-19-2008 in
Suon Samnang The Mekong Times

Around 30 taxi drivers who ply their trade at Phnom Penh International Airport yesterday asked Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to reject the proposal that will be made by Lours Seiha, director of the Moto-Taxi Drivers' Association, to create a tuk-tuk association this Wednesday.

Best coffee in Cambodia?

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Isabel Calvert loses no sleep in her quest to find the finest brew in Phnom Penh.

Wow! Best Coffee? What an assignment! Considering the extraordinary number of coffee spots in the cities, picking out the best coffee is a mammoth task. Here are a few humble offerings found in Phnom Penh.

Jungle Search Yields Plane Crash Remains

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Pilot error may have been a factor in the passenger plane crash in south-western Cambodia that killed all 22 people on board, rescue workers said Wednesday.

The PMT Air charter flight between the temple city of Siem Reap and the beach resort area of Sihanoukville disappeared Monday. After days of searching dense jungle in appauling weather, a search helicopter finally located the wreckage Wednesday.

Rescue workers were airlifted into the area within hours but there were no survivors.

Catherine Théron: Weaving success in Cambodia

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Cambodian silk is back in the limelight. Kashaya Silk founder Catherine Théron tells Charlotte Lancaster how hand weaving techniques are giving Khmer artisans an edge.

Drugs and devastation: The environmental impact of Cambodia's drug trade

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

Users may think ecstasy is a drug of peace and love, but every tablet they take plays a part in destroying Cambodia's pristine Cardamom mountains and puts the lives of those fighting for the environment at risk, reports Bronwyn Sloan..

Free Styling Boutique hopping...

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

Every once in a while we find ourselves in a familiar location but looking at something we never noticed before writes Tanja Wessels. When it comes to clothing shops it is time to make the unfamiliar familiar...

Phnom Penh Post Sold

By: EAS Staff Posted: January-01-2006 in
EAS Staff

Months, years of speculation and rumors are over.
The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia's oldest English - language newspaper, has new owners.

New co-owner Ross Dunkley confirmed the buy to expat-advisory.com (EAS), but did not speculate on the $500,000 price tag for the paper being touted by local media.

From Spinning Chairs to Rollercoaster Rides

By: Expat Advisory Posted: January-01-2006 in
Expat Advisory

The smiles on the young Khmer faces were as wide and arching as Phnom Penh's Japanese Bridge. Although initially surprised by the arrival of a busload of Americans, the Cambodian students were now well and truly in their element. They graciously accepted gifts, posed for photographs and played games with their newfound friends.

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