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John Vink
Belgian, b. 1948
Aug 22, 2015
Ieng Tirith, minister of Social Affairs under the Khmer Rouge regime and sister-in-law of Pol Pot, accused at the ECCC (Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and found unfit for trial because of dementia, passed away today. More...
Featured Essays
Aug 12, 2015
Belgium? It is complicated…

Does it make sense? Does it really take 54 Ministers and Secretaries of State to run a small (30528km2) piece of land? Does a nation with 3 regions, (Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia), with 3 communities (the Flemish Community, the French Community and the German-speaking Community) and with 4 language areas (a Dutch speaking area, a French speaking area, a German speaking... More...
Jul 10, 2015
You never really know who you meet… The caption of this photograph taken while on assignment for the daily Libération together with Jean Hatzfeld, and written at the time I took it, doesn’t tell the whole story. Mr. Vasiljkovic, alias captain Dragan, was extradited today from Australia where he was a golf teacher named Daniel Snedden, to Split in Croatia to stand trial for alleged war crimes. He was... More...
Jun 8, 2015
Born in 1932 from an ethnic Chinese family, His Excellency Samdach Akeak Moha Thomak Pothisal Chea Sim, Protean Protsaphea ney Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea
Chea Sim, president of the Cambodian People’s Party, was the president of the National Assembly from 1991 to 1998 and president of the Cambodian Senate, died in the afternoon of June 8th 2015.... More...
Jun 5, 2015
Kep, a jewel on the Gulf of Siam, was the favourite seaside getaway for French colonists. Located at some 160 Km from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, it was almost abandoned and drifted away in oblivion following the Indo-China war and the Khmer Rouge regime. It wasn't until the year 2000, when Cambodia's economic uprising started gathering pace, that the small laid-back town was brought back... More...
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