• Foreign Correspondence

    Phnom Penh Post Sold

    Australian miner Bill Clough has ended months of speculation and announced the sale of The Phnom Penh Post – effectively the last bastion of independent journalism in Cambodia – to a Malaysian investor for an [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    SE Asia’s Tough Elections

    Four pending general elections have the potential to reshape Southeast Asian political dynamics with the recent slide towards autocracy raising fears that the ballot box will become little more than a tool for entrenching authoritarian [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Shah Marai: 1977-2018

    Shah Marai Faizi, a dedicated family man, a brave and terrific colleague, friend and accomplished war photographer was killed in Kabul, Monday April 30. Twenty-five people, including nine journalists, were killed in the double suicide [...]
  • AsiaWATCH

    Vietnam Hopes for Free Press

    A free press has been an anathema in Vietnam ever since the communists seized control of the north in 1954 and annexed the south 21 years later. But there are hopes that Hanoi’s rigid control [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Channthy Kak: 1980-2018

    As lead singer of the Cambodian Space Project and as a solo performer, Kak Channthy mesmerized and arguably did more for the rebirth of the Cambodian music scene than any other performer since peace was [...]
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    AsiaWATCH

    Cross Culture: Lestari Girls

    The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt interviews the stars of Lestari Girls. When Ningsih Millane arrived in Australia as a young wife in 1987 from Indonesia she had left behind a life and an art-loving family that spanned the archipelago from [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    The Last Foreign Correspondent

    As Britain handed its cherished Hong Kong back to China in 1997 and Cambodia endured a coup that would bring decades of civil war to an end, American journalist Dan Boylan filed the following. PHNOM [...]
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    Launch of the Punji Trap

    The Punji Trap was officially launched on January 24, 2018, at Meta House in Phnom Penh with more than 100 people attending. Journalist and videographer Craig Skehan hosted the event and former Saigon Reuters bureau [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Hong Kong Tempered 20 years After

    FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Twenty years ago, millions of Chinese cheered as Britain ended its run as a global empire with the handover of Hong Kong — its last colony that mattered — to the communist [...]
  • Highlights

    Spirits Thrive at Nat Pwe

    TAUNGBYONE, Myanmar — This year’s Nat Pwe in Taungbyone attracted perhaps 100,000 people from across Myanmar’s diverse religious, ethnic and cultural groups. Some came for the food, others for the party but most came to [...]