Charles Rollet


Charles Rollet

I'm a features and business journalist with experience working in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Eastern Europe. See below for a sample of my best work.


Chinese-Made Cameras Hanging All Over US

I co-wrote a page one WSJ story about a Chinese firm selling cameras across the US.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Tesla Sales Fall to Zero in Hong Kong

I helped break a story about a sharp drop in Tesla sales in Hong Kong.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Coke to build $100M plant at PPSEZ

The first article on Coca Cola's largest investment in Cambodia to date.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Dispute leads to a beer’s shortage

My exclusive report on what was behind a nationwide shortage of Heineken in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Space Oddity: What Tops the Agenda for a New Space Colony?

My A-hed about the internal squabbles behind the world's first "space nation."
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Big trouble in Little Russia

A snapshot of Cambodia's feuding Russian oligarchs. "It’s like Russia in the 1990s."
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Herbalife sees ‘no obstacles’ looking ahead

A detailed feature on Herbalife's expansion into one of Asia's poorest countries.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Violence and unrest in union-busting Bavet SEZs

An explainer of the real reason behind Cambodia's worst labor riots in 2015.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Costs thwart potential exports

An analysis of Cambodia's dysfunctional rice export industry.
Phnom Penh post Link to Story

Houston, we have a (gambling) problem

I revealed a bizarre and dangerous gambling operation. (Nominated for 2016 SOPA award.)
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Exclusive: Northwestern student jailed in Qatar

I revealed the jailing of a Northwestern student in Qatar who said the school refused to help.
The Northwestern Chronicle Link to Story

NagaWorld celebrates 20 eventful years at the table

I explored a billion-dollar casino's rowdy beginnings as a boat on the Mekong.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story


Charles Rollet

I worked as a reporter for the Phnom Penh Post from 2014 to 2016, after which I spent a summer freelancing in the Republic of Georgia.

I was an intern at the Wall Street Journal's Hong Kong bureau in the summer of 2017 and just finished my master's degree in business journalism at NYU.

I have extensive experience in both reporting and copy editing. I am a French citizen.



  • Video editing
  • Photoshop
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • French
  • Social media
  • Photography
  • Adobe Premiere
  • InDesign
  • Reporting
  • Copy editing