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2011-06-22 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Mexican reporters who have investigated violent drug cartels and a Cambodian journalist who uncovered secrets of the Pol Pot regime will receive the 2011 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced. Rocio Idalia Gallegos Rodriguez and Sandra Rodriguez Nieto are fearless investigative reporters in what may be the most dangerous city in the world. Despite tremendous risks, they...

2010-06-08 14:14:00

NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodian government has banned the acclaimed documentary Who Killed Chea Vichea?, U.S. director Bradley Cox's film that investigates the mysterious 2004 assassination of Chea Vichea, one of Cambodia's most influential union leaders who spent years fighting for increased wages and improved working conditions for the nation's 300,000 garment workers. The movie, which had its European premiere last month at the Cannes Independent Film Festival, has...

2009-11-23 17:23:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern University Law Professor David Scheffer is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this week to analyze and provide commentary on closing arguments in the trial of Kaing Guek Eav (alias "Duch"). The trial, which began in March of this year, is overseen by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Duch is the first of five senior Khmer Rouge officials charged with crimes under the jurisdiction of the ECCC, established through a joint...

2009-09-23 07:57:56

Asia's respected Far Eastern Economic Review, losing readers and facing declining advertising revenue, will cease publication in December, its parent said. FEER, founded in 1946, was always known for its hard-hitting reporting. It had been a weekly until it was changed into a monthly opinion magazine in 2004 by Dow Jones, which is owned by News Corp. Company officials said the continued loss of readers and advertising revenues made FEER's existence unsustainable, the BBC reported, adding the...

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2009-08-04 16:30:00

As leaders of the former Khmer Rouge regime testify in a human rights tribunal, in harrowing detail, for the killing of more than a million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979 a central medical question remains unanswered: will the trials help a society heal or exacerbate the lingering affects of widespread trauma?A new study offers insight, but sustains the paradox: more than 75 percent of Cambodians believe the Khmer Rouge trials, formally called the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of...

2009-08-04 16:20:00

The so-called "Khmer Rouge trials" now underway are likely to have an impact on the mental health of many Cambodians, according to a new study published in the August 5 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights."Millions of Cambodians suffered profound trauma during the Khmer Rouge era (1975 to 1979)," according to background information provided by the authors. "It is estimated that between one million and two million people (approximately 20 percent of the Cambodian...

2009-03-30 09:00:00

Web site also provides latest news, information and commentary about the trials CHICAGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site - www.CambodiaTribunal.org - will host ongoing video footage from the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials, which begin today. On trial will be senior officials of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocity crimes. Launched in September 2007 in anticipation of the trials, the Chicago-based Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site is considered the primary...

2009-03-26 10:00:00

Website also provides latest news, information and commentary about the trials CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site - www.CambodiaTribunal.org - will host ongoing video footage from the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials, which are scheduled to begin Monday, March 30. On trial will be senior officials of the Khmer Rouge regime for atrocity crimes. Launched in September 2007 in anticipation of the trials, the Chicago-based Cambodia Tribunal Monitor web site...

2009-02-12 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of its first trial, the Cambodian government and international actors must immediately address grave flaws in the tribunal set up to try senior members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, warns a report released by the Open Society Justice Initiative today. The long-awaited trial of Kaing Guek Eav (a.k.a. Duch), the commander of the infamous Toul Sleng S-21 Prison where thousands of Cambodians were tortured and killed, is...


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