Charles Rollet


New York City

Charles Rollet

I'm a graduate business journalism student at NYU. I have experience reporting in Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Eastern Europe. See below for a sample of my best work.


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

A Russian businessman plans a space nation; if only he could get his citizens to agree on how to run it.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Tesla Sales Fall to Zero in Hong Kong

Tesla's HK sales crashed after a tax break was slashed, raising questions about the firm's sustainability.
Wall Street Journal Link to Story

Houston, we have a (gambling) problem

A bizarre gambling scheme involving dangerous homemade rockets has locals concerned.
Phnom Penh Post 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

Dispute leads to a beer’s shortage

Exclusive: Heineken supplies dry up across Cambodia due to a dispute with a local distributor.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

The story of Cambodia’s stolen children

The forgotten story of Cambodia's stolen generations.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Violence and unrest in union-busting Bavet SEZs

A detailed feature on 2015's worst garment factory riots and why they happened.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Inside the Abandoned Lair of Russia's Donald Trump

The wild story of fugitive Russian oligarch Sergei Polonsky's travails in Cambodia.

A Vegan Cafe Was Attacked by Meat-Wielding Neo-Nazis

Around 15 people showed up at a vegan café in Tbilisi, Georgia, brandishing meat skewers.

A hell revisited

US Marines and a Khmer Rouge vet return to the site of the Vietnam War's last battle.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

NagaWorld celebrates 20 eventful years at the table

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

Exclusive: Northwestern student jailed in Qatar

A journalism student was jailed for 10 days for his reporting. He says NU abandoned him.
The Northwestern Chronicle Link to Story


Charles Rollet

I am a journalist who 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 am currently enrolled in NYU's graduate business journalism program.

My passion is bringing to light underreported stories - from Thai rocket gambling to fugitive oligarchs - but I also have extensive experience in breaking news and subediting.

I am a French citizen.



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