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John Vink
Belgian, b. 1948
Personal website here.
Oct 17, 2014
Surfing on a wave of Cambodian nationalist pride, the ancient martial art of 'bokator', the likely ancestor of 'brodal serei' and 'muay thai' boxing, was given a significant boost for its revival a few years back through the impulse of grand master San Kim Sen. Today 29 bokator clubs, spread around the Kingdom, sent 124 members, both male and female, to take part in the National Bokator Championship.... More...
Oct 9, 2014
The antagonism between Cambodia and Vietnam has been going on for centuries, with occasional flare-ups leading to outright war, the last one resulting in the toppling of the Khmer Rouge regime, followed by a 10 year presence of Vietnamese troops on Cambodian soil, and the installation of a pro-Vietnamese government for the last 35 years. Many Cambodian citizens nurture a profound distrust in their... More...
Sep 7, 2014
The Noorderlicht Photofestival 'An Ocean of Possibilities' opened its doors on August 31st in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). Some 20 photographs about the Cambodian civil society resisting the erosion of their rights are featured in the 'Rise' section.

You can read an interview HERE... More...
Aug 23, 2014
Work in progress... See more work at THIS and THIS link.

The construction of the Sesan2 dam in Stung Treng province (Northern Cambodia) is well under way and supposed to be finished by 2016-17, threatening the livelihood of 5 villages.

For sure Cambodia needs dams to fuel its economic growth. For Banlung city alone the power needs jumped from 1 Mw in 1998 to 7 Mw today. That it has to be done at... More...
Jul 15, 2014
I know... This is only July 15th. So?

More on my weblog at THIS LINK. More...
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