Cambodians head to the polls for the fifth parliamentary elections since a United Nations-brokered peace deal ushered in an end to years of conflict. Amid a restrictive political climate, some Cambodians push for change, while others side with the certainty of one of the world's longest-serving leaders.
Viewing entries tagged
Until a few years ago, Wayan Tuges had no idea what a guitar sounded like, let alone made one from scratch. Today, his instruments can sell for thousands of dollars each. From Bali, Indonesia, the story of how a traditional wood carver and spiritual leader turned his skills into an unlikely global business crafting high-end guitars. A radio feature for PRI's The World.
In Southeast Asia, one group takes the sport of skateboarding into uncharted territory: the streets of Phnom Penh. A multimedia video piece with photos and sound.
Journalist Dan Southerland covered the war in Indochina for the American newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor. Southerland returns to Cambodia from time to time, part of his attempts to make sense of the devastation. On a journey across the Mekong River nearly 40 years later, memories of the past are never far from the surface.
Another entry in the less than universally acclaimed iPhone web series, Observed the Other Day. This time, I coerce my overworked smartphone into action aboard the 3:07 to Badulla. Grainy shots of Sri Lanka's gorgeous hill country await.