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Panel Discussion with Journalists from the Khmer Rouge Era

100_0312On Thursday, April, 22, the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia hosted a panel discussion with journalists who covered the Vietnam and Cambodia conflicts in the 1960s and 1970s. It was very well attended with about 1,000 people in attendance. Most of the people in attendance were foreigners making it the largest gathering of foreigners that I have observed since I have been here. The room was set up to maybe handle a crowd of 300 people, so it was crowded and difficult to hear well. The panel was very emotional as they recalled their time covering the conflicts. Thirty seven journalists were killed or went missing during the time of the Khmer Rouge take over. Below are some pictures from the event.