American journalist Nate Thayer. Photo: Facebook
American journalist Nate Thayer. Photo: Facebook
Cambodia

Nate Thayer, who interviewed Khmer Rouge’s Pol Pot, dead at 62

  • His 1997 interview with the genocidal leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge marked the first time in two decades that Pol Pot met with a journalist
  • Thayer spent most of his career focused on Asia, reporting from combat situations like the Myanmar border and investigating North Korea

American journalist Nate Thayer. Photo: Facebook
American journalist Nate Thayer. Photo: Facebook
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