Henry Kissinger leaves behind a poisonous legacy of callous geopolitical calculus (PDF Version)
The Globe and Mail

A Brutally Honest Exploration of What It Means to Be a War Reporter
The New York Times

Anthropological Witness: Lessons from the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

US Policies opened the door to the Taliban and Khmer Rouge

The Secrets and Lies of the Vietnam War, Exposed in One Epic Document
The New York Times

I Don’t Want My Role Models Erased
The New York Times

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

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


Elizabeth Becker Testifying at Khmer Rouge Genocide TrialTestifying at Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial – February 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.
READ MORE: First Day | Last Day

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

Podcast on sustainable tourism

After the Travel Collapse, Build Tourism Back Better

Southeast Asia is Ground Zero in the New U.S.-China Conflict—and Beijing Is Winning

How hard will the coronavirus hit the travel industry?

Conde Nast Traveler names Elizabeth Becker one of the people changing how we travel
Conde Nest

Arctic crush: Norway combats overtourism
Travel Weekly

My appearance on BBC World News discussing runaway tourism.

Overtourism Expert Elizabeth Becker on Airbnb, Costa Rica, and the Romance of Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Tourism takeover: Chinese travelers changing the industry
Travel Weekly

Sustainable Canada: Tackling overtourism: Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly

Only governments can stem the tide of tourism sweeping the globe
The Guardian

Barcelona: Taming tourism
Travel Weekly

Bordeaux: Tourism’s gold standard: Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly

What I learned from my ‘Overbooked’ promotion tour
Travel Weekly

Cruise Ships Are Unregulated Trouble on the High Seas
The New York Times

El turismo es un asunto de democracia
El Pais

The Revolt Against Tourism
The New York Times

Tourist Trap: The Risks and Rewards of the Global Travel Industry

Cruise Ships Are Unregulated Trouble on the High Seas
The New York Times

Destination Nowhere: The Dark Side of the Cruise Industry
The Saturday Evening Post

13 Big Questions on the Future of Travel
Intelligent Travel – Quote by Elizabeth Becker

Millions travel the world, seeking the sacred
The Washington Post

The Big Idea: How Tourism Can Destroy the Places We Love
The Daily Beast
Foreign travel has doubled in less than 20 years, but Overbooked author Elizabeth Becker says our summer trips are destroying the places we most love—like Venice, Cambodia, and the Taj Mahal.

‘Overbooked’: Elizabeth Becker on the Business of Travel
Knowledge @ Wharton
In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Becker discusses the role that both individuals and countries must play as the tourism industry undergoes significant change. OVERBOOKED is now on the recommended reading list of some Wharton alumni clubs around the world.

Is Tourism the Most Destructive Enterprise?
Tourism explodes with globalization, enriching lives but destroying nature and culture
YaleGlobal, April, 23 2013

Global development’s star player hangs up her jersey
Few U.S. secretaries of state have reached the iconic stature of Hillary Rodham Clinton. She leaves that office after four years with her rock-star status solidified and the informal title of the most famous woman in the world…

Over the years I have profiled people I have known in war and around war. In those dramatic moments, a person’s character comes out as rarely happens in peace.

Haven in War book coverSomething different:  HAVRE DE GUERRE (Haven in War)

By Jean-Francois Bouvet, is a book in French about the correspondents who covered the war in Cambodia.  As you can see from the cover, he  focuses on my reporting and the hotel where we lived. It’s an honor to be remembered in such a fine book, published by Fayard.

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