Cambodia: A Turning-point for Freedom of Expression?
This article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. Freedom of expression has deteriorated in Cambodia even though it is guaranteed under international and Cambodian law. Cambodian citizens are regularly targeted, harassed, charged with criminal offenses and subject to politically motivated persecution for speaking […]
The effects of globalization on Cambodia
Judging by the socio-economic changes from the 1990s through to the present decade, the outcomes of globalization in Cambodia have been quite rapid and positive. Cambodia’s regional integration through the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1999, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004 have spured on the globalization process. […]
Cambodia: chronic ailments of the healthcare system
I can hardly find a hospital or clinic to go to if I fall sick, especially in the late hours of the night. I don’t have a family doctor, nor do I have a trusted hospital or a clinic, not to even mention the financial side. My parents often advise […]
Cambodian Women and the Economy
A traditional Khmer saying “sartrey bangvil cheung kran min chum”, meaning women cannot do anything besides moving around the kitchen, seems no longer valid in contemporary Cambodian society, at least to a larger extent. A quick glance at some figures can show why this is so: around 65 percent of […]
Why wait to be hired? Start your own business!
I think the difference has started to emerge now in Cambodia between the way our parents think and the way I and my peers think about employment and making money. The older generation prefer a regular and safe job which gives them a fixed income, but this seems to have […]