London based Journalist has children threatened for reporting on corrupt Venezuelan government

London-based Venezuelan reporter has children threatened if he doesn’t stop reporting the truth. By Nate Thayer November 21, 2014 Alek Boyd is one of the most skilled and courageous journalists I have ever met. This week, agents of powerful and corrupt Venezuelan government forces threatened to kill him and his young children. Threatening journalists, and their young […]

W. African Governments use bogus “Ebola Virus Detectors” at Airports

West African Governments Deploy Scam “Ebola Virus Detectors” at Airports, Border Check Points The bogus Ebola devices used by Nigeria, elsewhere follow use of similar fake HIV and Hep-B “Detectors” in Egypt and fraudulent “explosive detectors” in Iraq, Africa, Asia to combat terrorism. Technology first banned in U.S. as fraudulent “lost golf ball finder.” By […]

Jailing Journalists, Military Power & Corruption: The Deadly Perfect Storm

Egypt and Thailand: the Lethal Nexus of Military Rule, Corruption, and Press Censorship Egyptian army claims it has discovered AIDS cure using debunked science of novelty toy marketed to find lost golf balls; thousands arrested, killed as Thai military buys same bogus technology to detect explosives, drugs By Nate Thayer July 12, 2014 Egypt’s “men of […]

The Unspoken Elephant in the Room: The Thai Monarchy, Corruption, and the Cursed Symbol of Thai Political Dysfunction

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport: The Unspoken Elephant in the Room: The Thai Monarchy, Corruption, and the Cursed Symbol of Thai Political Dysfunction By Nate Thayer May 23, 2014 The story might go something like: So what is the fuss all about in Thailand? Endless political instability created by a frenzy of factions competing for political power […]

Kabul Job Opening, U.S. Hiring News Photog, Blames Afghan Corruption on “Negative Media Pics”

U.S. Job Opening for News Photogs, Picture Propagandist: U.S. Blames Afghan Corruption on Photographers for “Negative” and “Misleading” Pics U.S. Agency for International Development Says it “Can’t Compete”, Posts Job Opening to Address Charges of Corruption in Afghanistan  (Updated at 1800 hours EST with responses from the United States Agency for International Development) Nate Thayer February […]

Korean Sex And Cambodian Govt Corruption: Why You People Read My Blog And What You Are Fiddling Around With On The Internet

Korean Sex And Cambodian Govt Corruption: Why You People Read My Blog And What You Are Fiddling Around With On The Internet By Nate Thayer It is, together, alarming, confusing, depressing, and downright fascinating sometimes when reviewing the analytics of who you people are that come and read my blog–and exactly how you get here. […]

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’

Golf, Cambodia, and the ‘very cornerstone of morality’ From my mailbox: Dear Nate, I have read your missives on Cambodia on Face Book and elsewhere with great interest. You are truly prolific and I walk in your shadow. I hardly ever reply to Face Book. I hardly get the time. Due to our mutual deep […]

A letter to a young Cambodian-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture

Cambodia-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture A letter to a young Cambodian If Cambodia is not careful, they will be relegated to selling roadside trinkets along the highway as the rest of properly organized Asia zooms through without stopping  between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City By Nate Thayer June 26, 2013 Alright I just expelled […]

My Friend, Arthur: the World’s Biggest Dope Trafficker

Herb Trader Arthur Torsone

Herb Trader: A Tale of Treachery and Espionage in the Global Marijuana Trade A Book Review, Sort of….. Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil:A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia. (To support the publication of Sympathy for the Devil, and to read other excerpts, see the right hand column of this website) (Copyright Nate Thayer. […]

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia: Corrupt Govt Officials Hand Cash to Hundreds of Soldiers

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia What a pathetic embarrassment the Cambodian government is, a B grade rip-off of the Lord of the Flies. Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia means hundreds of police, military police and Cambodian army soldiers gathering to receive cash envelopes outside the house of one of Cambodia’s biggest crime syndicate […]

Websites Hacked of Cambodian Secret Political Police and Supreme Court Charged with both Protecting the Assassins of Political Opponents and Jailing Opposition

Websites Hacked of Cambodian Secret Political Police and Supreme Court Charged with Both Protecting the Assassins of Political Opponents and Jailing Opposition Two Cambodian government ministries web sites were hacked this week and defaced in the latest in series of cyber attacks against the authorities. The National Military Police and Supreme Court Web sites were […]

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells Reputation to North Korea for Access to Exactly No News

AP Exclusive: U.S. News Agency Sells its Former Good Name to Serve as a Propaganda Arm of the World’s Most Repressive Govt in Exchange for Access Which has Produced Exactly  No News and Undermined the Principles of a Free Press The Associated Press Korea coverage is nothing short of a stain on, and an embarrassment […]