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Virtual Mini-Symposium. Press Freedom and the Pandemic in Duterte’s Philippines: Views from the Ground Up

This virtual roundtable discussion seeks to make sense of the many overlaps from the ground up between the state of press freedom in the Philippines and the ongoing efforts of the Duterte administration to control the pandemic. Philippine-based resource speakers will get together in what promises to be a multifocal discussion on the social and legal circumstances informing a country’s response to a global health crisis.

José Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno, human rights lawyer and founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law.

Inday Espina-Varona, award-winning journalist, former chair of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and former Knight International Fellow at Stanford University.

Carlos Conde, former journalist and researcher of Human Rights Watch, former Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center of the University Hawaii, and former fellow at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.

Mike Navallo, lawyer and broadcast journalist and former Reham al-Farra Memorial Fellow at the United Nations.

Discussant: Odessa Gonzalez Benson, School of Social Work

Moderator: Allen Hicken, Political Science

More info and registration here!


Sep 18 2020


Time stated in HST.
3:00 AM - 5:30 AM

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