EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union’s duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. ...

Ate Hoekstra

Mega dam threatens Mekong dolphins

Only 80 Mekong River dolphins remain. Conservation efforts are underway in Cambodia but these unique animals are facing a new threat from a mega dam in neighboring Lao. ...

DW Team

Cambodia police break up 8,000 strong garment protest

Water cannons have been used to bring the angry protest by garment workers to an end. Thousands of people went on strike after they had been promised an 18 euro pay rise and only received half.   ...

DW News Staff

With Cambodia visit, Russia looks Southeast

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has wrapped up a three-day state visit to Cambodia, which was part of the Kremlin’s push for a stronger role in Southeast Asia. ...

Abby Seiff

Cambodia makes progress flushing sanitation problems

Local innovations have catapulted Cambodia, which has long had dire toilet use numbers, to be a leader in sanitation. On World Toilet Day, the country gears up to attain ambitious new targets, Joanna Mayhew reports. ...

Joanna Mayhew

UN calls on Cambodia to address land and labor disputes

Cambodia’s rapid economic growth over the past decade has also intensified problems such as forced evictions and land grabs. The UN’s envoy to the country has called on the government to urgently tackle the issues. ...

Srinivas Mazumdaru

Using technology to counter gender-based violence in Cambodia

As the risks of abuse and violence against women morph with societal changes in Cambodia, technology and social media are helping those in need to stay one step ahead. ...

Joanna Mayhew

Leaked draft of Cambodia's proposed cyber law reveals threat to free expression

TV news viewers in Cambodia are fed a steady diet of praise for the government and top officials. Whether they’re giving speeches that go on for hours, cutting a ribbon at a new development project, or shaking hands with foreign dignitaries, government leaders are presented ...

Kyle James

Cambodian factory deaths shine spotlight on conditions

The deaths of at least two Cambodian workers and injuries sustained by 10 colleagues at a shoe factory southwest of Phnom Penh once more shine a light on conditions in the global garment manufacturing industry. Thursday’s accident at the Wing Star Shoe factory in the Cambodian ...


Work underway on 'catastrophic' Cambodian dam

Srekor village has stood on the banks of the Se San River in northeastern Cambodia for generations. In a few years it will be gone, submerged along with more than 300 square kilometres of surrounding farmland and forest. For 37-year-old rice farmer Pa Tou, the ...


Xayaburi dam project proceeds as protest grows

In Laos, the construction of controversial hydroelectric dam in Xayaburi province is under way, despite disagreement from its neighbors, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Xayaburi dam project started when the Laotian government and Thailand’s giant construction company, Ch Karnchang Pcl, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in ...


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