Robert Carmichael

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Balatonfenyves, Hungary

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VOA - Africa Service

Robert Carmichael

South African journalist, currently in Hungary. Recently left Cambodia after a decade spent there reporting for TV, radio, print and wire services in the US, UK, Germany and Australia.

In 2015, my acclaimed book on the causes and consequences of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge rule (1975-79) was published. The book's title is "When Clouds Fell from the Sky: A Disappearance, A Daughter's Search and Cambodia's First War Criminal".




BBC Outlook programme: "78-year-old Cambodian rice farmer Uch Sorn is one of just a handful of survivors of the notorious Khmer Rouge prison camp known as M-13. Hundreds - perhaps thousands - died in the camp in the 1970s. Forty years after his release, Uch Sorn took our reporter Robert Carmichael back to the site of M-13."


How a Cambodian circus offers a better life for kids born into poverty.


Video story for VOA News on child labour in Cambodia.


Video story for VOA News on efforts in Cambodia to curb the trade in bears and bear parts.


Cambodia's mental health system and its many failings. A feature for UCA News.


Feature for IRIN on the opening of hearings into the crime of genocide at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Video story for VOA News on the unveiling in Phnom Penh of a memorial to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia’s notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979, where they were tortured and then executed by Pol Pot’s murderous regime. Although many welcomed the memorial, one aspect of it proved controversial.

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