Overbooked by Elizabeth Becker
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“Elizabeth Becker resurrects the long-forgotten stories and enormous sacrifices made by a generation of women who paved the way for the rest of us. Elegant, angry and utterly engaging, it is a long overdue story about a small band of courageous and visionary women. You Don’t Belong Here is a masterpiece of a book.”— Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us

“Elizabeth Becker has gracefully weaved admiring but clear-eyed portraits of three remarkable women who reported from its front lines. At a time when most female journalists were relegated to covering food, family, and fashion, these fought for a chance to take on the biggest story of their day — recording both the courage and the human toll of war, earning the amazed respect of soldiers, and making an indelible contribution to our understanding of the war, then and now.”―Mark Bowden, author of BLACK HAWK DOWN and HUE68

“Every journalist should read this stunning book.  Actually everyone should. Elizabeth Becker has that rare ability to weave the fascinating stories of three ground-breaking, very different women journalists with a riveting history of the Vietnam War.  She challenges you to see who these women were in a place they allegedly didn’t belong, while describing what and how they witnessed it.”―Anne Garrels, foreign correspondent for NPR and author of NAKED IN BAGHDAD

Cambodia/Vietnam

Why a 65-year-old grandmother is freely flying to probable imprisonment in Cambodia
The Washington Post


Writers on Writers: Scribes Offer Insights on 2018 Awards Contenders
Variety.com


Kate WebbThe Women Who Covered Vietnam

This year Australia put the journalist Kate Webb on a stamp to commemorate the country’s Veterans Day. It is a reproduction of a famous photo of Kate wearing a safari shirt, holding open her notebook while looking intently at the subject of an interview.

By recognizing Kate, who covered the Vietnam War for United Press International, as a “woman in war,” the stamp quietly acknowledges what has been glossed over in the annals of the conflict. Female reporters covered that war, rewriting the rules so that the phrase “woman war correspondent” would never again be an oxymoron…READ MORE


Book Review: Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action and the Origins of the Second Indochina War by William J. Rust
London School of Economics and Political Science


Reporting massive human rights abuses behind a façade
Columbia Journalism Review


Testifying at Khmer Rouge Trial

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Testifying at Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial – February 2015
BY GEORGE WRIGHT | FEBRUARY 10, 2015
U.S. journalist Elizabeth Becker on Monday recounted dramatic stories at the Khmer Rouge tribunal of meeting Pol Pot in 1978 on a trip to Cambodia and later being awoken by gunshots as an academic in her traveling party was murdered.
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Journalist Tells of Trip to Pol Pot’s Phnom Penh
The Cambodia Daily


For Cambodia, an Oscar nod means much more than box-office gold
Los Angeles Times


AUDIO: Speech: “From Kent State to the Khmer Rouge
Ohio University, April 17 – 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and beginning of the Khmer Rouge rule


Nuon Chea queries Becker


Journalists don’t always testify at tribunals. Here’s why I did.
The Washington Post


For Cambodia, an Oscar nod means much more than box-office gold
Los Angeles Times


Cambodians Refuse to Accept Rigged Elections
YaleGlobal Online


Articles posted below are from 2011. Archived articles will be available soon.

Silencing Cambodia’s Honest BrokersThe New York Times

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Cambodia’s Curse,’ by Joel Brinkley

"Becker writes history as history should be written"—The Financial Times