Ate Hoekstra (1981) has been working as a correspondent in Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos since 2012. He regularly publishes stories in Trouw, De Tijd, Het Parool and De Persdienst and deals with a wide variety of topics.

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Ate Hoekstra
Foreign Correspondent
Phnom Penh

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The world behind your jeans

  • International
  • Work

The jeans or denim jacket that you bought recently have likely been made in Cambodia. A strike of thousands of textile workers was violently suppressed there a year ago. Journalist Ate Hoekstra and photographer Kristof Vadino show that not much has changed since then.

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