March 8, 2021
A sign requiring Aeon Mall 1 customers to wear a mask and take a temperature check, placed at the entrance of the building in Phnom Penh's Chamkarmon district on December 4, 2020. (Tran Techseng/VOD)

49 More Covid-19 Cases, Reduce Crowded Workplaces, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen said in an audio message late Monday that the country had found 49 more Covid-19 cases, and called for state institutions to work largely from home and private businesses to reduce staff numbers in their workplaces.

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Opinion: For Gender Equality, Engage and Help Men to Embrace Change

It’s a blind spot that you probably aren’t expecting to hear about on International Women’s Day: Not enough attention is being paid to the roles that men could play, or are playing, either in pushing the gender equality movement forward, or holding it back.

A worker disinfects Phnom Penh’s Great Duke hotel ahead of a planned transfer of Covid-19 patients, in a photo posted to Hun Manet’s Facebook page.

Updated: Total Covid-19 Cases Top 1,000 as Hun Sen Orders Quarantine Transfer

Updated 3:51 p.m. — The country recorded 24 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, putting the total found since the start of the pandemic at 1,011, as Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that patients be transferred out of the Phnom Penh Quarantine Center where a man died on Thursday and some patients spoke of poor care.

Cambodian journalists cover in an event in Phnom Penh. (Chorn Chanren/VOD)

Opinion: Women’s Challenges in Newsrooms Are Going Unreported

In recognition of International Women’s Day, we gathered our own experiences, and the perspectives of several other women and men in newsrooms, to open a discussion about equity in journalism — whether the issues are about newsroom culture or punishable by law.