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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.

Srey Sokha, a resident and Dob Buon village community leader, gestures along the newly carved path where residents used to have gardens, in Phnom Penh's Boeng Kak I commune on August 19, 2021. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Residents Wary as Three-Day Deadline Passes for Boeng Kak I House Demolitions

A three-day teardown deadline handed to 69 families living along a canal in Boeng Kak I commune passed without a clash on Thursday, but after authorities previously allegedly ripped out their gardens and descended on their homes with axes, residents say they don’t believe an official’s offer that they will be allowed to resettle there if they temporarily move out.