Makoi Popioco

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Makoi Popioco is formerly CNN Philippines’ transportation and infrastructure correspondent who documented the Duterte government’s flagship infrastructure program linked with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. He was a human rights Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington DC. He completed his Master of National Security Policy at the Australian National University as an Australia Awards scholar. His research interests include Indo-Pacific geoeconomics, cybersecurity and climate justice.

Filipino journalists can only take risks equal to their protections
Filipino journalists can only take risks equal to their protections
The reporters most vulnerable to life-threatening harm are either low-profile or based in provinces – especially both.
Ressa’s prize for resilience underscores the need for press freedom
Ressa’s prize for resilience underscores the need for press freedom
Telling a story in the Philippines can be deadly. But if a right to know is to recover, this marks a start.
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