Tag Archives: Cambodia Daily

Press Freedom and State Violence in Cambodia


When it comes to seniority on the Cambodian expat circuit, I consider myself still a rookie, several pegs down the totem pole from some of the grizzled veterans who have made their bones in the Kingdom of Wonder over many…

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Pirate Bay’s Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Arrest Update


Journalist Kate Bartlett is on the ground here in Phnom Penh and has written an update of the Gottfrid Svartholm Warg arrest story for the Cambodia Daily this morning. Sadly, the newspaper has no online edition, so hopefully, as Khmer440…

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Al Rockoff, Gerard Depardieu, Monsieur Brick etc


A possibly apocryphal tale making the rounds concerned Al Rockoff and the editors at the Phnom Penh Post. As everyone knows, Al deprecates the way he was portrayed by John Malkovich in The Killing Fields. Not hard to see why—it…

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Squaresville 2 – Messieurs, les jeux sont faits!


Former Cambodia Daily staffer Kevin Halligan recalls 1990s Phnom Penh After the coup, or restructuring or whatever you want to call it, lots of foreigners stayed on but many left. Nine months later I was hanging out at the lake,…

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Time Magazine called Phnom Penh the ‘Casablanca of the Nineties’. Ex Cambodia Daily staffer Kevin Halligan aka Khmerhit looks back and wonders. Living in a college town is fine for a few years—that is, until the day you wake up…

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