In 2010, Simon Roughneen received funding to document the links and the challenges faced by three South East Asian nations of varying size and economic development.
He travelled to Cambodia to document how the country was using drama to tell the story of crimes which occured under the previous regime. In Dili, he noted the country’s tentative attempts in establishing economic links with its neighbours. He also highlighted the rise of the middle-income economic status of Vietnam.
A number of projects were produced including a feature article; Promises and Pitfalls with investing in Vietnam, 29th May 2011 – Sunday Business Post; Stark Drama recalls Pol Pot horrors, 2nd April 2011 – Irish Examiner; Scars from Brutal Regime, 10th April 2011 – Sunday Business Post; RTE World Report on 29th May 2011 and RTE World Report on 21st May 2011.
Vietnam is one of Irish Aid’s priority countries. For more information on Irish Aid’s work in Vietnam, click here.