Oudom Tat

Oudom Tat

By peh4, 28 April 2014

Oudom Tat has taken an interest in journalism and photography ever since he was a boy delivering newspapers in Phnom Penh. After working for an NGO, he became a fixer for foreign reporters, especially those who wanted to cover land conflicts in the capital and provinces. In 2011, he joined Voice of Democracy, one of the few independent radio stations that dare to criticize the government. Working as a photojournalist, he covered many sensitive stories that the government would rather conceal, such as conditions for workers in Cambodia’s key garment sector, protests by people evicted from their land, or campaigns for land rights. As a result of his reporting and dedication, he has been threatened and attacked repeatedly since the start of 2013, both by unidentified men in civilian dress and government officials. Despite the danger, he is more determined than ever to promote justice and human rights in Cambodia.