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Catherine Shannon

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I used to work at a bar in the UK, serving drinks until 1 or 2am. I didn’t really enjoy the dark drive home. I’d lock the car doors and crank up whatever ‘power ballad’ was on the radio to make me...
Safe Cities Cambodia
Outrage is a great motivator, says Robert Chambers, sitting back in his chair matter-of-factly.Professor Chambers, a pioneering academic who has pushed the voices of the poverty-stricken and...
Prof Robert Chambers with the rural family who welcomed him
The bridge is cobbled together from two parallel chunks of wood, about a metre long, driven unevenly into the ground to form a ‘V’.  My guide – whose shirt puckers as I tighten my grip – lines...