Kris Janssens

Kris Janssens

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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Kris Janssens

Hi, nice to meet you. My name is Kris.
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​For almost 20 years I have been working for the National Broadcast Company VRT in my home country Belgium.

Since last year September I live in Phnom Penh (Cambodia). My goal is to tell extraordinary stories about ordinary people throughout Southeast Asia.

Human interest is in my heart, human rights are on my mind,
I have a gut feeling for human stories.

Happy to work with you!
Kris Janssens, journalist and reporter

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RADIO Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines, the only thing media talk about is 'war on drugs'. Every night people get killed in the streets of Manila. Duterte declared he wants to kill three million drug addicts. And he likes to compare himself to Hitler.


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The young boys of this Cambodian metal band "Doch Chkae" are all from the slum area around the old dumpsite in capital city Phnom Penh. They were waste pickers and school drops. Getting them involved in music was some kind of anti agression training.


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Everybody in the Philippines knows Ricky Reyes. He started as a humble hairdresser, but now he's a big star. They call hem 'mother Ricky', because he likes to take care of everyone.


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Cambodian-American choreographer Prumsodun Ok made a performance about the classical Apsara dance, a symbol of Cambodia's culture and identity. However, he replaces the traditional female dancers by four young gay boys. Just to make a statement.


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