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Kong Meta

Kong Meta is a freelance journalist in Cambodia with bylines at Der Spiegel, The Guardian and BBC. She was a reporter at the Phnom Penh Post from 2016 to 2019 during which time her stories won Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) awards for excellence in reporting on human rights, gender and culture.

Chan Muyhong

Chan Muyhong is a freelance reporter in Phnom Penh. She is a former business reporter for the Phnom Penh Post and NNA Asia.

Matt Surrusco

Matt Surrusco is New Naratif's deputy editor. Based in Phnom Penh since 2016, he's also an editor at VOD, freelance reporter and journalism lecturer. Reach him at

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