Although violence against writers and academics in Cambodia has decreased in recent years, many say they still face strong censorship. A literary program at Harvard University, in Massachusetts, provides a place for writers from countries like Cambodia to work uncensored. Soeung Sophat reports on one of the Cambodian writers currently at Harvard.
A Cambodian group in the US has begun lobbying influential Washington institutions in an effort to affect political change in their homeland ahead of national elections there next year. Group leader Prom Saunora told VOA Khmer they are working to improve human rights and free speech, curb corruption and improve border and immigration issues.