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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.

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.

Posts by Poppy McPherson
October 16, 2015

Illuminating Old City Dhaka

By Poppy McPherson
Festival organizers hope to put a spotlight on the old city’s beautiful bones.

October 11, 2015

Fighting Menstruation Stigma in Myanmar

By Poppy McPherson
In Yangon, artist Ma Ei has turned her period into a 3-day piece of performance art.
June 22, 2015

Thief or Anti-Colonial Agitator: Who Is Andre Malraux?

By Poppy McPherson
A new book explains how Andre Malraux became a human rights activist in French Indochina after failing as a thief.

June 08, 2015

Is Cambodia’s Evolution Just a Mirage on the Mekong?

By Poppy McPherson
A new photo-book catalogs Cambodia’s growth and transition, painting a complex picture of progress.

June 02, 2015

There's an App For That (in Myanmar)

By Poppy McPherson
Emerging from years of censorship to capitalize on growing demand for local apps, developers jump straight to mobile.

May 22, 2015

Build Your Own Bangkok: An Artist Turned Amateur Anthropologist

By Poppy McPherson
In her art, Kathy MacLeod explores Bangkok's 'vibe of self-worship', the hipster invasion, and sexpat culture.
May 13, 2015

The Buddhist Bug: Islam, Buddhism, and Art in Cambodia

By Poppy McPherson
Anida Yoeu Ali’s multi-media installation and performance project is an exploration of spiritual turmoil.

May 05, 2015

Glimpses of Cambodia's French Past

By Poppy McPherson
Cambodia's foremost filmmaker discusses his new documentary about colonialism.

April 23, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi's Advisor Leaves a Broad Legacy in Myanmar

By Poppy McPherson
A year after the Burmese journalist and long-time political prisoner Win Tin passed away, mourners gather to remember him.

April 17, 2015

Found Cambodia: Pictures of the Past

By Poppy McPherson
One family photograph at a time, Charles Fox is preserving Cambodia's history.

April 10, 2015

The Curious Case of North Korea’s Overseas Doctors

By Poppy McPherson
The hermit kingdom’s medical professionals work in places like Cambodia and Nigeria.
April 03, 2015

Post-Censorship, Myanmar’s Literary World Awakens

By Poppy McPherson
In Mandalay, hundreds gathered to hear talks by Burmese and international authors.

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