Charles Rollet

Multimedia journalist

New York City

Charles Rollet

I'm Charles, a graduate student in business journalism at NYU. I studied history and Russian at Northwestern University and worked for almost two years at the Phnom Penh Post covering business and labor. See below for a sample of my best work .


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

Inside the Abandoned Lair of Russia's Donald Trump

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

Violence and unrest in union-busting Bavet SEZs

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

Exclusive: Northwestern student jailed in Qatar

A journalism student was jailed for 10 days for his reporting and says NU didn't help him out.
The Northwestern Chronicle Link to Story

Maid to return from Saudi Arabia as deal nears

Exclusive - labor minister to sign deal with Saudi Arabia despite rights concerns.
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

NagaWorld celebrates 20 eventful years at the table

A billion-dollar casino's rowdy beginnings as a boat on the Mekong River.
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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

Dispute leads to a beer’s shortage

The Kingdom’s Heineken lovers are in for a bit of a dry spell.
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story

Meas Muth hosted Peace Corps volunteer

A Khmer Rouge war criminal hosted a Peace Corps volunteer.
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Phnom Penh’s growing condominium conundrum

Can Phnom Penh's condo market move away from foreign speculators?
Phnom Penh Post Link to Story


Charles Rollet

I am a multimedia journalist who worked as a national and business reporter for the Phnom Penh Post from 2014 to 2016.

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 copy editing.

I am a French citizen and enjoy eating, reading, and bad TV in my spare time.

Please check out my resume and LinkedIn profile for further details.



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