This month Ruom members covered the death of a prominent political analyst in Cambodia, went on assignment in Cambodia for UNICEF and in India for WWF, produced work from Jamaica for USAID, reported on unsafe abortions for the Guardian, and covered the Philippine president’s bloody war on drugs. Have a look at our latest work.
The Death of Kem Ley
On the morning of July 10th, the prominent political analyst Kem Ley was gunned down at his local café in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nicolas Axelrod documented the procession that quickly formed as mourners and family members took his body to a local pagoda. Abby Seiff published an article of the event in Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Garment Workers Vulnerable to Unsafe Abortions
Women in the garment industry – away from their homes and support networks – are inhibited from accessing healthcare, including abortion services. Have a look at Marta Kasztelan‘s reporting for the Guardian.
Philippines War on Drugs
Aurora Almendral spent an evening on the crimes scenes of Manila, covering Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs for VICE News, which has seen 420 deaths in 30 days.
Most Liveable City in the World
While traveling in Europe this summer, Denise Hruby took a closer look at Vienna, a city she once briefly called home during her years at university. For the BBC, she wrote a travel story on the center of the Habsburg empire, which repeatedly ranks as the “World’s Most Liveable City.”
Mobile Photography Workshop
Hannah Reyes is currently working on a project on mobile photography, and is preparing for workshops on mobile photography with National Geographic Learning.
Ruom on Assignment in India for WWF
Thomas Cristofoletti, Nicolas Axelrod and Denise Hruby recently returned from a 12-day trip to India. For the first leg of the trip, they worked along the Ramganga River, a main tributary to the Ganges, where pollution from tanneries and metal work factories is a major issue. Once the commissioned project is published, we will share more of our work from India. In the meantime have a look at some of the images and read more about it in our blog post.
WHAT WE'RE UP TO
After some months of travelling and assignments around Asia, Thomas Critofoletti is finally back to Cambodia where he will work on finishing several commissioned projects.
Aurora Nemenzo and Hannah Reyesare currently working on stories on climate change in the Philippines.
Nicolas Axelrod will be editing some of the recent videos he shot, and working on a commissioned project looking at education in the north of Cambodia.
Denise Hruby has returned to the heat of Shanghai, where she will start writing and editing for Sixth Tone. She will be leading the site’s environmental, health, education and science reporting teams.
After a four years working for various clients in Cambodia, Antoine Raab just returned in France for few months. He is available for assignment in France or Europe.
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Traditional Livelihood at Risk
Laos recently started to build the controversial Don Sahong Dam, its second hydropower dam after the Xayaburi, yet the one that will have a much larger impact on the livelihoods of millions of people, fisheries and endangered species. Have a look at Thomas Cristofoletti‘s work on the subject in the area.DOWNLOAD FROM OUR ARCHIVE