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Marites Vitug

Editor at Large, Rappler

Dates of Residency: Nov. 7 - 11, 2022

Marites Dañguilan Vitug, a leading Filipino investigative journalist and author, is editor-at-large for Rappler and chair emeritus of the Journalism for Nation Building Foundation. She was editor of Newsbreak magazine, a trailblazer in Philippine investigative journalism.

Her books include “Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won its Maritime Case against China;” “Shadow of Doubt: Probing the Supreme Court,” which exposed critical weaknesses in the country’s highest court; “Power from the Forest: The Politics of Logging”; and “Under the Crescent Moon: Rebellion in Mindanao” with Glenda M. Gloria.

Vitug was the host of a series of podcasts, “The Great Asian Pushback,” which featured personalities who shared their stories of defiance and hope in countries where democracy is under threat, produced by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats.

She sits on the advisory board of Analyzing War, a U.S.-based journal.

Vitug has a degree in A.B. Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines and a diploma in world politics from the London School of Economics. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and an Asian Public Intellectual, a recipient of fellowships from the Australian National University, University of Kyoto and the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo. She has won the National Book Award and various awards for reporting
on Philippine justice, security and political affairs, including the Courage in Journalism Award from the U.S.-based International Women’s Media Foundation.