Keat Soriththeavy
A room at an abandoned school building on Phnom Penh’s Street 144, on October 15, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Residents, Hun Sen Press Case for Phnom Penh’s Historical Architecture

Amid a call to save heritage buildings, a survey of Phnom Penh sites found volleyball courts in a French colonial police station, smartphone billboards wrapped around historical architecture, and a family of teachers keeping watch over a former U.S. Embassy building.

A cave at Kampong Trach in Kampot province on August 27, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Praying for Land Sales at Holy Kampot Caves

“People like to come to wish for good luck,” Sok Chea says. “If they want to sell their property, like land, they will come to wish to make a deal happen sooner and to get a good price for their land.”

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on August 18, 2021 (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

10-Year Study Reveals Aftermath, Exploitation of Sex Trafficking Survivors

A first-of-its-kind, 10-year study tracking the lives of 128 Cambodian sex trafficking survivors reveals frequent shock and re-exploitation as they try to reintegrate into the community, and fears and intimidation while navigating the justice system, according to a series of research reports published this week.