Khoun Theara
Designation: Research Fellow
Research Interest: Transitional Justice, Khmer Rouge, Political Economy, Media, and Regional Security
Tel: (855) 92 204 409

Online Service Journalism Fellowship, World Federation of Science Journalists.

B.A, International Studies (Honors Student), Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh.

B.A, Law (Scholarship student), University of Cambodia.

Theara KHOUN is a Research Fellow at the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) and is currently serving as a Foreign Affairs and Political Reporter/Copy-editor for the Voice of America (VOA) Khmer Service. He earned his BA in International Studies in the honors program from the Department of International Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and in Law from the University of Cambodia (UC) in 2012.

KHOUN is also a recipient to several scholarships and fellowship, international exchanges and trainings, and research grants to attend international conferences in more than 10 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, Italy, Austria and England.

  • (Upcoming). Cambodia’s Changing Media Landscape: Reform or Debilitated. Cambodian Communication Review 2014, Department of Media and Communication, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
  • Can Cambodia’s Media Reform? The Diplomat Magazine. Online access:
  • Cambodia: Politics and a Legacy of Trauma. Middle East-Asia Project, Middle East Institute, The United States of America. Online access:
  • [Revised Edition] Rethinking ASEAN Preventive Diplomacy and Policy Responses. Research Compilation of International Conference on International Relations and Development, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
  • Rethinking ASEAN Preventive Diplomacy and Policy Responses. Honors Thesis. Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh.
  • In Pursuit of Transnational Justice in Cambodia: From Theoretical to Pragmatic Applications. CICP Working Paper No. 47. Phnom Penh: Cambodian Institute of Cooperation and Peace. 



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