Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations Al Jazeera This despite increasing condemnation from the international community over her handling of an emerging humanitarian crisis in western Rakhine State that over the past three weeks has seen more than 290,000 majority-Muslim ethnic Rohingya flee into Bangladesh, and hundreds killed in new clashes with the […]
Al Jazeera As journalists closed its doors for the last time early on Monday morning, the independent Phnom Penh-based newspaper, The Cambodia Daily, had one last headline for the government it tirelessly worked to keep in check for more than 24 years: “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship”. The headline ran with a photo of Kem Sokha, […]
A glimpse into the city’s underbelly in the iconic ‘White Building’ There is something oddly fascinating about walking through the dark halls of Phnom Penh’s dilapidated housing project known as the White Building. Once an affordable housing option for civil servants the one-time symbol of hope for a prosperous city has been overrun by grime […]
Czechs prepare to fight disinformation onslaught as elections loom Deutsche Welle With the Czech elections slated for October, officials are worried that a growing disinformation campaign backed by the Kremlin could destabilize the country’s democracy. For the whole story, click here.
Czech Artist’s Grandson Sues to Block Loan of Works to Tokyo The New York Times Mr. Mucha — along with local art restorers, conservators and historians — passionately opposes the city’s plan to take his grandfather’s masterwork “Slav Epic” on tour internationally for the first time. For the whole story, click here.
In Europe, Art and Politics Dangle on a String U.S. News & World Report Puppets are featured in animated feature films, exhibitions, television shows and even advertisements. So integral is the tradition of puppetry in the Czech Republic and neighboring Slovakia, where there is a long-shared history, that in early December UNESCO, the United Nations […]