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Matt Blomberg

Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

May 23 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new law to address abuses in Thailand's multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.

Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law

May 17 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women's rights campaigners said on Friday, after 11 women jailed for agreeing to carry a client's baby were released from prison.

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

May 17 2019

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On Block 37, the city water supply starts flowing around 7 am. Two or three hours later, it stops.

Philippines cybersex crackdown sparks concern over care for child victims

May 05 2019

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chang has no desire to go home to her parents, at least not yet.

Global taskforce tackles cybersex child trafficking in the Philippines

Apr 15 2019

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The tip-off came from the FBI: details of an arrest in the United States, the accused's social media profiles, and a host of photographs showing young Filipina girls engaged in sex acts.

Cambodia urged to boost funding for 'bride trafficking' pacts

Apr 01 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New agreements reached between Phnom Penh and Beijing to combat the trafficking of Cambodian 'brides' to China will be useless without fresh funding and stricter enforcement, anti-trafficking groups warned on Monday.

Family ties thwart Cambodia's efforts to tackle bride trafficking to China

Feb 20 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A rising number of Cambodian women are being sold as brides in China but complaints and convictions are on the decline with many victims refusing to speak out because their families are colluding with trafficking rings, a regional police chief said.

EU trade threat could make Cambodian factories worse for workers: unions

Feb 13 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union's move to revoke Cambodia's duty-free access could force major clothing brands out of the manufacturing hub and worsen conditions for workers, industry experts said.

Acid attack survivors say Cambodia illegally denying them care

Feb 04 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Moung Sreymom, survival comes down to accessing doctors that will treat her wounds for free.

Ghost town: the Cambodian cemetery where the living outnumber the dead

Jan 30 2019

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes and her kitchen utensils. Her one-room shack, however, crumbled into the river. | Video

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