I do this work not just for my mother and brother and sister,” Sambath says, “I do it for all the people.
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Pete Pin was born in Khao-I-dang, a refugee camp on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. Fleeing the infamous “killing fields” of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime, his family eventually resettled in Stockton, Calif., in the mid-1980s. What started with a single portrait of his grandmother has evolved into a deeply personal project that aims to explore the Cambodian diaspora.
His grandmother survived Pol Pot and the killing fields, and after having her portrait taken in 2010, she unexpectedly felt compelled to share her story. “I felt that my camera created this safe place that enabled the conversation to happen,” says Pin. “The stories that my grandmother told me explained a lot about my family.”
Pin is hoping to reach older Cambodians, but also younger generations who may not be familiar with their family’s history and experiences under Khmer Rouge. His goal is to use photography to create an open dialogue within the Cambodian community.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Pete Pin
Did you know the World Health Organization deemed homosexuality a disease up until 23 years ago?
On International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, or IDAHO, our editors take a look at LGBT rights around the world.
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After a week in which AP’s phone lines were bugged and Google glasses capable of recording our every move are tested, it seems only fitting to mark World Information Society Day.
The manager of the sexual assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday.
This marks the third time in recent weeks that an official in charge of preventing sexual assault in the military has been accused of sexual harassement.
(On Tuesday, the Army’s prevention coordinator at Ford Hood, Texas was arrested for allegations of sexual misconduct – including promoting prostitution. Last week, the chief of the Air Force’s prevention program was accused of groping a woman in a Northern Virginia parking lot.)
This comes just a week after a new report revealed a 35% rise in sexual assault instances since 2010.
A separate survey also found that last year, servicemen and women reported 3,374 instances of sexual assault to the military chain of command – 238 of those cases led to a conviction.
As the debate around the longstanding issue heats up, critics say seeking justice comes down to the culture that governs the military: reporting to your superior.
For more on how this breaks down, you should really check out The Invisible War. The filmmakers do an excellent job following the backlash of what happens when service members speak out. Watch a clip —> here.
The sooner the better.” – President Barack Obama on when Syria’s Bashar al-Assad should go.
Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of the “Nakba” or the Day of Catastrophe, which marks their displacement after the creation of the state of Israel.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians protested Wednesday on the 65th anniversary of the “Nakba” or the Day of Catastrophe, which marks their displacement after the creation of the state of Israel.
May 15 is the day Palestinians choose to commemorate the displacement of hundreds of thousands of their kinsman in the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli conflict in 1948.
Protesters chanted, “The right of return will not die.”
Photos by AFP/Getty Images
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has just been convicted on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced to 80 years in prison.
The 86-year-old is the first former Latin American leader to be found guilty of such charges.
“Granito” is the follow-up to Pamela Yates’ 1983 film, “When the Mountains Tremble,” which became a key piece of evidence against the ex-military leader. Watch an excerpt.
From TIME.com: Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
More than 1000 have now perished as a result the tragedy – shining a light on the safety standards and other corners cut by Bangladeshi garment factories to keep costs down.
Using concealed cameras, one BBC reporter goes undercover to reveal the abuses in Bangladesh factories. Watch the investigation on I Files.