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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

World Habitat Day 2016

Monday, October 19th, 2015

It is that time of the year again… Today is World Habitat Day. Land rights organisations gathered about 1000 people in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh to protest the numerous and ongoing land grabbings occurring in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’. I have been working on these issues since the year 2000. It […]

The Mirage Is Growing…

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The mirage is growing… I continue to follow the development of Koh Pich (Diamond Island). I started this in 2009 (see HERE), basically photographing the changing landscape of the island where many families who were providing vegetables to the people in Phnom Penh were evicted from. The whole place looks a bit like a real-life […]

Political Epilogue…

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Ten of the eleven land rights activists who were in jail after having been arrested on November 11 and 12 2014 have been released from Prey Sar prison today at 3:40 PM, through a Royal Pardon granted for Khmer New Year. That is the surface. The release was negotiated by the opposition CNRP who convinced […]

‘Hearths of Resistance’ is now available

Friday, April 10th, 2015

The following photographs are just a small sample of ‘Hearths of Resistance’, an ebook which focuses on the social and political turmoil during the 18 months after the 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia. With the opposition CNRP gaining a surprising 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, this was the first serious democratic […]

Just A Few Cats…

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Yesterday only 5 monks and 2 land rights activists showed up at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for the trial of 3 defrocked monks, including Seung Hay, accused of carrying ‘lethal weapons’ (flagpoles made of plastic). Today there were barely 50 people for the trial of 11 people, including CNRP’s Meach Sovannara and lad rights […]

Why Waste an Opportunity…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Desperate as they are to make their voice heard and have those women from their community, jailed for 1 year after a land issue demonstration, liberated as soon as possible, the members from the Boeung Kak and the Borei Keila communities held a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy to seek support from First […]

Development Landscapes (since 2009)

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

I have been photographing the development of Koh Pich Island, where families providing vegetables for the city of Phnom Penh were evicted from, since 2009. Those, and photographs of other development sites in Phnom Penh where people were evicted from can be found HERE The ‘Development Landscapes’ is also featured in ‘Quest for Land’, an […]

International (Grassroots Activist) Women’s Day 2015

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

About 500 activists and supporters held a demonstration on International Women’s Rights Day to request the release of land rights activists imprisoned following protests in late 2014. The demonstration started at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, recently relegated to the dusty outskirts of Phnom Penh, and marched to the Prey Sar prison. Two coffins loaded […]