Dancers holding umbrellas in Siem Reap during the Khmer New Year celebration.
In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
The Khmer New Year is under way. Many people have left the bustling capital to see family in the Cambodian countryside, but in Phnom Penh, markets were busy Tuesday, as people bought fruits, banana trees and flower decorations to ring in the Year of the Goat.
In Cambodian tradition, the new year is brought by a spirit called a tevada - this year’s tevada is named Reaka Jak Sak Devy.
In the US, many Cambodians say the Khmer New Year is a way to keep their traditions alive.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Mondulkiri province is known as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia's famed Ankor Wat temple where she spoke Saturday at a Peace Corps training event and also met with a group of girls at a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap. The visit is part of a two-nation trip meant to highlight a new global women's education initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived Friday in Cambodia for a three-day visit to promote girls’ education.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friday night, as part of her two-nation Asian trip to promote education for girls. VOA Khmer reports.
Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
In Cambodia, girls face poverty, corruption and traditions that keep them at home or de-prioritize learning, especially compared to boys.
“The Magic Flute” will be a unique operatic performance, held in 2017 at the Chau Say Tevoda temple in Siem Reap.
Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle.
The pagoda houses monks from the restive minority community of Khmer Kampuchea Krom, an ethnic group that lives in today’s Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, who claim abuse at the hands of Vietnamese authorities.
Axelrod says the building boom during the past seven years has not benefited all segments of society, especially those from poor communities often evicted from desired real estate.
The students aged between 11 and 20 will be performing “Arirang,” a well-known Korean folk song and the music of a musical “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Some 500 urns are now listed, with dates from 1970 to 1990.
VOA Khmer recently spoke with Eng Kok-Thay, author of “From the Khmer Rouge to Hambali: Cham Identities in Global Age,” to find out how Cambodian Muslims, or Cham, view ISIS and their latest actions.
Cambodian Muslims say even though they are far from the region and its strife, they remain concerned for the spread of violence.
Cambodia’s political balance has turned away from the international community, especially as the impoverished nation receives increasing assistance from China, an author says.
Dy Khamboly is the senior researcher at the center and the co-author of the book. He said the book aims to be the starting point for former Khmer Rouge cadres and their victims to better understand one another.
In effort to protect tigers, authorities have launched a program to relocate villages in sprawling habitat
At least 15 babies were allegedly fathered by a wealthy 24-year-old Japanese businessman, Mitsutoki Shigeta
A new book, “From the Khmer Rouge to Hambali: Cham Identities in Global Age” by Eng Kok-Thay, research director at the Documentation Center of Cambodia, examines that struggle.
The film chronicles the golden age of Cambodian rock, before the country fell to the Khmer Rouge, which killed many musicians.
Anne Elizabeth Moore, a feminist writer and artist, spent about four months living and working with young Cambodian women in a dormitory in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian-American filmmaker Caylee So is at work on a film that looks at the culture of rape and sexual assault—taboo subjects in Cambodia, despite their prevalence. “Invisible Dance,” a fictional story, tackles assault in both Cambodian and US communities.
Shoving match breaks out between marching band and police during holiday celebrations
The ancient Kingdom of Angkor once created pottery fit for kings, but the artisan skills have declined through the centuries.
Erin Moriarty Harrelson, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at American University, is one of the five researchers who received a Fullbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship this year. She is now in Cambodia, working to document the lives of deaf people in rural areas.