Dith was an interpreter and photographer working with New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg, covering horror of what was going on in Cambodia during the 1970s. When it became too dangerous to operate, Dith helped save the lives of many foreign journalists before being sent by the government to a death camp. He survived and his ordeal was the basis for "The Killing Fields" movie and book.
RIP Dith Pran, an Inspiration to All
Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.