A respected English-language newspaper in Cambodia may close because it won’t be able to pay an enormous tax bill the government claims it owes by Sept. 4. The Cambodia Daily was slapped with a $6.3 million tax bill last month, after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation into private organizations operating in the country. The […]
There’s a new big man on campus at Louisiana State University — and he’s a cat.
The Indonesian metal group Voice of Baceprot is one noisy band. In fact, the band’s name literally means “noisy” in the ethnic Sundanese language the three members speak. They all hail from a rural, conservative part of Indonesia — West Java — about five hours southeast of the capital of Jakarta. But it isn’t just […]
The first year of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has come to a close. But Filipinos at home and in the U.S. are still deeply divided over his leadership.
A recent string of violent episodes in Southeast Asian countries sheds some light on the challenges facing this region as it grapples with extremism. READ MORE….
On April 24, 2013, the eight-story Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people and injuring thousands of others. At the time, the building housed five garment factories that manufactured goods for major retail companies in Europe and North America. READ MORE…
My latest trip for NPR took me across the world to Bangladesh, where some 75,000 Rohingya refugees have fled over the last six months or so to escape a brutal crackdown from the Myanmar army in their homeland. I went with reporter (now freelancer, once NPR Correspondent) Michael Sullivan and we were in Bangladesh for […]
In August, I found out the University of Kentucky was suing its student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel. The move is to block documents from a Title IX sexual assault investigation from being released to the public. The story is very long, drawn out and horribly complicated…so, of course, we decided to pursue it. The story […]
In mid-December I got to go to the White House as the show producer for President Obama’s exit interview with NPR. It was a really cool experience, and I even got to shake the hand of the President twice! We broke news on the Thursday we did the interview and then parts of the interview […]
A dream come true, am I right? When I pitched this idea, I had a very specific story in mind: talk about how Asian-American men are viewed sexually by American society. What I got was a story that did just that. Even though it took some pushing and encouragement from some of my editors, I […]