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Activists Accept Host’s Second Rape-Row Apology

Activists said they accepted a second on-air apology on Thursday from prominent Hang Meas TV news commentator Meas Rithy for remarks he made last week saying that a rapist and murderer should leave his victim alive to “keep her for using again.”

Victim’s Family Speaks Out Amid Rape Row

After a visit to see her family in Preah Vihear province for the first time in nearly a year, 18-year-old Sovan Somalin opened the door of a shared taxi to begin the daylong journey back to Bavet City, where she worked at a casino.

On One-Year Anniversary, Activists Call for Tep Vanny Release

As prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny spent her 365th day in prison on Tuesday, a crowd of more than 50 Boeng Kak lake community members gathered in a sandy plot outside the neighborhood to call once again for her freedom.

Activists Reject TV Boss’s Apology for Rape Remark

Activists rejected an apology on Monday from a prominent television news host for remarks he made that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again,” saying he was not genuinely sorry.

Petition Calls for TV Boss to Apologize Over Rape Remarks

A prominent morning television news host has promised an apology today following public outrage over his recent on-air remarks that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again.”

Dancing Against Discrimination

Cambodia’s first gay dance company is using classical Khmer dance to break down cultural barriers and challenge society’s preconceptions.

Canada to Reconsider Demining Funds: Minister

Canada has promised to consider funding a new mine clearance program in Cambodia, Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Wednesday at a news conference.

Cambodia’s Breastfeeding Rates High Despite Policy Gaps

Cambodia is one of 23 countries worldwide where over 60 percent of infants are exclusively breastfed, according to a recent study released by the World Health Organization and Unicef.

Traditional Cambodian Textiles Styled With a Modern Twist

Models draped in classic Cambodian textiles melded with modern designs strutted across the runway under the glare of spotlights as an enthralled audience showed their appreciation.

Women’s Charter Aims to End Violence Against Women in Cambodia

For 34-year-old Sorphoan, harassment is just part of the job during her 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. shifts at a local KTV joint. On an average night, she gets harassed, catcalled and molested by men visiting the karaoke room.

Fast Forward

Women in Cambodia’s male-dominated film and television industry are in the minority, but they are determined to make their voices heard

Garment Workers File Petition to Drop Incitement Complaint

Four workers’ representatives for the shuttered Chung Fai Knitwear factory appeared for court questioning on Wednesday, then submitted a petition to the Labor Ministry asking for severance pay and that the court complaint be dropped.

Artist Sheds Light on Daily Cambodian Life Through Canvas

When visitors walk into the opening show at the latest art space in Siem Reap, they should feel as if they are looking at life in a Cambodian community reflected back at them like a mirror.

Preparations Officially Begin for Delayed 2019 Population Census

Seventy-five government officials officially kicked off preparations for the 2019 population census on Tuesday when they fanned out across 24 provinces and the capital to divide up the country into 120-household blocks.

International Group Demands Severance for Shuttered Factory’s Workers

An international alliance of NGOs has started a campaign to urge two prominent U.K. clothing retailers and a Canadian brand to compensate 208 factory workers who lost their jobs when the Chung Fai Knitwear factory abruptly closed a year ago.