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Poppy McPherson

Poppy McPherson

Poppy McPherson is a regular contributor to The Diplomat, with a focus on Southeast Asia and North Korea.

She produces digital journalism for Coconuts Media and was previously the managing editor of the Phnom Penh Post’s Saturday edition in Cambodia.

She is a graduate of the journalism program at City University London.

Get in touch with Poppy via Twitter.

Illuminating Old City Dhaka
October 16, 2015
Illuminating Old City Dhaka
Festival organizers hope to put a spotlight on the old city’s beautiful bones.
Illuminating Old City Dhaka
Fighting Menstruation Stigma in Myanmar
October 11, 2015
Fighting Menstruation Stigma in Myanmar
In Yangon, artist Ma Ei has turned her period into a 3-day piece of performance art.
Fighting Menstruation Stigma in Myanmar
Thief or Anti-Colonial Agitator: Who Is Andre Malraux?
June 22, 2015
Thief or Anti-Colonial Agitator: Who Is Andre Malraux?
A new book explains how Andre Malraux became a human rights activist in French Indochina after failing as a thief.
Thief or Anti-Colonial Agitator: Who Is Andre Malraux?
Is Cambodia’s Evolution Just a Mirage on the Mekong?
June 08, 2015
Is Cambodia’s Evolution Just a Mirage on the Mekong?
A new photo-book catalogs Cambodia’s growth and transition, painting a complex picture of progress.
Is Cambodia’s Evolution Just a Mirage on the Mekong?
There's an App For That (in Myanmar)
June 02, 2015
There's an App For That (in Myanmar)
Emerging from years of censorship to capitalize on growing demand for local apps, developers jump straight to mobile.
There's an App For That (in Myanmar)
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
May 22, 2015
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
In her art, Kathy MacLeod explores Bangkok's 'vibe of self-worship', the hipster invasion, and sexpat culture.
Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist
<i>The Buddhist Bug</i>: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
May 13, 2015
The Buddhist Bug: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
Anida Yoeu Ali’s multi-media installation and performance project is an exploration of spiritual turmoil.
The Buddhist Bug: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
May 05, 2015
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
Cambodia's foremost filmmaker discusses his new documentary about colonialism.
Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past
Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
April 23, 2015
Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
A year after the Burmese journalist and long-time political prisoner Win Tin passed away, mourners gather to remember him.
Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar
Found Cambodia: Pictures of the Past
April 17, 2015
Found Cambodia: Pictures of the Past
One family photograph at a time, Charles Fox is preserving Cambodia's history.
Found Cambodia: Pictures of the Past
The Curious Case of North Korea’s Overseas Doctors
April 10, 2015
The Curious Case of North Korea’s Overseas Doctors
The hermit kingdom’s medical professionals work in places like Cambodia and Nigeria.
The Curious Case of North Korea’s Overseas Doctors
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
April 03, 2015
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
In Mandalay, hundreds gathered to hear talks by Burmese and international authors.
Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
March 22, 2015
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
In Myanmar, cartoonists skewer authority and mostly get away with it, though fear remains.
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
Myanmar’s Royal Legacy
March 14, 2015
Myanmar’s Royal Legacy
The Burmese royal family may have lost their throne long ago but their influence lingers in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s Royal Legacy
Cambodia: Dawn of a New Cinematic Golden Era
March 06, 2015
Cambodia: Dawn of a New Cinematic Golden Era
Forty years after being decimated by the Khmer Rouge, the local film industry is making a stir on the international stage.
Cambodia: Dawn of a New Cinematic Golden Era
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