Cambodia Politics Guide

  • New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan today called on New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to audit his own stories about Somaly Mam, a Cambodian activist whose story was debunked by a recent Newsweek investigation. Titled “Somaly Mam: The Holy Saint (and Sinner) of Sex Trafficking,” the piece documents inconsistencies in Mam’s life story as well as deep problems with the stories of alleged beneficiaries of the Somaly Mam Foundation, which is “dedicated to eradicating the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls in Southeast Asia, and empowering survivors as part of the solution.”