Khmer Rouge

After the Khmer Rouge, Encouraging Dialogue Between Generations

Chum Mey, center, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge's notorious S-21 prison speaks to the students in front of the portrait posters of Khieu Samphan, left, former head of state, and Ieng Sary, former foreign minister, during a public forum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Hundreds of students attended at the public forum of the U.N.-backed genocide tribunal prior to the start of the former Khmer Rouge leaders trial which is scheduled to begin Nov. 21.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

22 May 2015
Pheng Pong-Rasy said public forums are conducted at a larger level, educating the young and acting as catharsis for regime survivors. More

Video Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artists

Phare Ponleu Selpak is an NGO school, that was founded in 1994 by nine young men who were refugees during Khmer Rouge, and has helped hundreds of vulnerable Cambodian children and adults from poverty.

Tribunal Risks Legitimacy If More Suspects Aren’t Indicted, Critics Say

The tribunal has so far only completed one full trial since 2006, but is has spent about $200 million.

Groundbreaking Ballet Comes to Cambodian Stage

“Pamina Devi,” inspired by Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” is the story of feuding between a queen and a king, and the princess caught between them.

Holocaust Museum Adds Khmer Rouge Exhibit

The exhibitions will run through October 2017 and are free and open to the public.

Lost Loved Ones and the Agony of ‘Ambiguous Loss’

South African journalist Robert Carmichael has covered Cambodia for many years and has just published a book looking at the effects of the Khmer Rouge regime on survivors.

Understanding Khmer Rouge History ‘Critical,’ Author Says

The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.

Tribunal Observer Cites Concerns Over Lack of Action

Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials strongly oppose the prosecution of additional cases.

Recalling Kent State, 45 Years Later

The May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University came after then President Richard Nixon ordered an invasion of Cambodia.

Former Correspondents Recall End of Vietnam War

Hanoi rolls out red carpet for dozens of retired Western journalists now back in the country for 40-year reunion

Video 40 Years after Khmer Rouge Takeover, VOA Reporter's Bittersweet Homecoming (On Assignment)

Reporter Reasey Poch of VOA's Cambodian service tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about his emotional visit inside the home the Khmer Rouge forced his family to evacuate 40 years ago.

Hun Sen Hostility Puts UN Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Doubt

PM Hun Sen has refused to enforce police to cooperate in further prosecution or arrest of three former senior Khmer Rouge cadres charged with crimes against humanity.

Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

The vigil was held at Wat Buddhikarama, a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Photogallery US-Cambodians Hold Candle Vigil for Khmer Rouge Victims

About fifty Cambodian-Americans in the Washington, DC area on Friday, April 17, 2015, held a candle vigil for those who died under the Khmer Rouge regime and to mark the 40th anniversary of the notorious takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 5

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.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 4

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.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 3

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.

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 2

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

Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 1

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

Photogallery The Fall of Phnom Penh, April 17, 1975

This April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975. The following are archival AP photos that documents one of the most horrific days in modern history.

Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover

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.

Author Refuses To Let Bitterness Toward Khmer Rouge Take Control

The country on Friday will see the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to Khmer Rouge insurgents, marking the rise of the brutal regime and its harsh agrarian policies.

Opposition Prepares for Anniversary Ceremony Outside ‘Killing Fields’

The Choeung Ek “killing fields” were linked to the torture center Tuol Sleng, which the Khmer Rouge established inside the city following its fall, on April 17, 1975.

The Year Before Zero: Dean’s Controlled Solution - Reflections on the Future

Part Six: Reflections on the Future - In 2007, the ambassador told VOA Khmer, leaders should learn from the “uncontrolled solution” to Cambodia’s crisis.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - The Death of Throes of Diplomacy

Part Five: The Death of Throes of Diplomacy - Dean left Cambodia for Bangkok feeling “terrible sadness,” convinced that Americans “didn’t live up to our responsibilities and our promises.” No negotiations ever took place.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Mekong Convoy

Part Four: Mekong Convoy - The communists overran garrisons along the Mekong River, while pressuring bedraggled Republican troops around Phnom Penh, keeping potential reserve forces caught up in the capital.

The Year Before Zero: Dean’s Controlled Solution - ‘Internationalization’

Part Three: ‘Internationalization’ - This plan, Ambassador Dean hoped, would bring an end to the conflict and prevent a one-sided, unchecked takeover by the Khmer communists.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Assessment on Arrival

Part Two: Assessment on Arrival - The Khmer communists by 1974 were closing in, encircling Phnom Penh, the last stronghold of the faltering Khmer Republic.

The Year Before Zero: Dean's Controlled Solution - Failure of Control

Part One: Failure of Control - By February 1975, the situation in Phnom Penh was dire and the communist insurgents controlled nearly all the Cambodian countryside.

Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

April 17 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh. Among the throngs of people forced to evacuate the city was VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey, who recently traveled back to the capital and the house where he grew up, to prepare this video report.

Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently traveled back to Phnom Penh and returned to the house where he grew up before the Khmer Rouge takeover of the capital.

Critics Call for Action at Tribunal, as Third Suspect Named

Judge Mark Harmon charged former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An, better known as Ta An, with a raft of atrocity crimes associated with an execution site and two security centers, according to a tribunal statement issued Friday.

Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

Dozens of government officials, donors and staff from UN-backed war crimes court attend ceremony honoring victims of Khmer Rouge era.

Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979,

Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979, where they were tortured and then executed by Pol Pot’s murderous regime. Although many have welcomed the memorial, one aspect of

Video Memorial Stupa Inaugurated at Former Khmer Rouge Torture Center

The stupa is 6 meters tall and was funded by the German government, as a part of ongoing efforts to foster national reconciliation for the atrocity crimes of the Khmer Rouge.

Government Hampering Tribunal Efforts, Group Warns

The UN and Cambodian sides of the court have been at odds at numerous times since the tribunal’s inception, in 2006.

Hun Sen Urges Understanding for Khmer Rouge Leaders’ Defense Teams

The two former Khmer Rouge leaders are currently in the midst of the second and final trial phase at the UN-backed court.

Video US Reflects on Civil Rights

U.S. President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush participated Saturday in the 50th anniversary observance of the beating of peaceful civil rights demonstrators by police in Selma, Alabama.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Witness Warned Against Perjury

During questioning Monday, prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian reminder witness Neang Ouch he had sworn an oath and could be charged with perjury.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
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20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

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