Cambodia

Conflict

A haunting tale of isolation, loyalty, murder, and survival

In 2004, 34 men, women and children stepped out of a forest in southern Laos. They had never seen cars, telephones or television, and believed that they were refugees from a war engulfing their native Cambodia. They did not know that the war they were fleeing had in fact ended — a full 25 years earlier. Journalist Corinne Purtill traveled to Cambodia to learn about their life on the run.

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Global Politics

Education in Cambodia

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that only a third of Cambodia's population is fully literate. The Cambodian government blames the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge. Others blame current government corruption.

Lifestyle & Belief

Cambodia's big lake threatened

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Southeast Asia's largest lake ? Cambodia's Tonle Sap ? and why environmentalists are worried about its future. Dams, logging and overfishing are some of the factors threatening the lake's ecosystem.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: praCh Ly

Corey Takahashi profiles U.S.-based rapper, �praCh� Ly, who has become known as the voice of Cambodian refugee rap. And it all began with a CD he made on a karaoke machine in his parents' garage.

Conflict & Justice

Cambodia's new textbook

The BBC's Guy De Launey reports from Cambodia on the introduction of the first official high school textbook to discuss Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge government, and the atrocities committed in its name.

Conflict & Justice

Boomer Da Sharpshoota

We close today with Cambodian-American rapper Boomer Da Sharpshoota. He grew up in the US but he was deported seven years ago. He lives in Cambodia and he's been learning to rap in Khmer. It's not the language he grew up speaking. Corey Takahashi reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dengue Fever

The band Dengue Fever is based in Los Angeles. But what brings the band's members together is music from Cambodia. They've produced several albums full of Cambodian pop mixed with psychedelic rock. Guitarist Zach Holtzman tells us more.

Conflict & Justice

Khmer Rouge guilty verdict

Today, a former Khmer Rouge official was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the death of nearly two million Cambodians during the time of the 'Killing Fields.' The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Phnom Penh.