LaCroix International: Lives in pictures are saved as buried treasures

New-to-me: an online archive of Cambodia photography. “In 1975, when the Khmer Rouge regime took power in Cambodia and isolated the country from the rest of the world, the Ramas were ordered to leave their home in the city of Battambang. “They told us that the U.S. would bomb the city and that we would only be away for a short time,” Vira Rama tells Despite the order from Khmer Rouge soldiers to not take too much stuff with them, they left with all their family photos. More than 40 years later, Vira Rama, who was 10 years old when Pol Pot’s regime took power, still isn’t entirely sure why his parents kept them.”

Geeks in Cambodia: RUPP Unveils App on Khmer Rouge

Geeks in Cambodia: RUPP Unveils App on Khmer Rouge. “As a new generation of young Cambodians learn about the Khmer Rouge era in school, technological advancements such as the Mapping Memories Cambodia (MMC) platform are leveraging geotagging to help tell what happened across the country during the tumultuous and brutal years. Created by young students of the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), the project intends to pique the interest of young Cambodians and continue dialogue on the kingdom’s turbulent past.”

Khmer Times: New website aims to educate youth on Khmer Rouge regime

Khmer Times: New website aims to educate youth on Khmer Rouge regime. “The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) launched its new multimedia website on Friday, specifically aimed at educating and informing Cambodia’s youth about the Khmer Rouge regime. The website is aimed at shedding light on Cambodia’s darkest period of history, drawing from DC-Cam’s extensive photographic, audiovisual and witness testimony archive to paint a vivid picture young Cambodians can explore on their smartphones.”