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The country’s comfort women will take center stage in an exhibit by photojournalist Richard Jacob Dy to be held at the HUB, First United Building in Escolta, Manila from Feb. 24 to March 3.   “Comfort women” was the name given to hundreds of women forcibly taken from their homes and villages and made…(Read More)

Are you a non-journalist dreaming of writing a publishable feature story? Have you written feature stories and want feedback from a mentor? Are you interested in interacting with and getting tips from veteran journalists? Or do you simply want to get started on writing? Then this course is for you.   The Asian Center…(Read More)

Sara Dutere is constantly in the news in the Philippines these days not only because she is First Daughter to a controversial President. She is also mayor of Davao City where her father, former mayor Rodrigo Duterte, ruled for more than 20 years. A mother of three and wife to fellow lawyer Manases Carpio, Sara…(Read More)

by: Nathanielle Punay “Defend! Defend! Defend Press Freedom!” This was one of the slogans chanted by students from Ateneo de Manila University’s Consortium of Publications as they gathered outside the school’s Gate 2.5 on Friday, Jan. 19. The day was marked “Black Friday” by various media groups to protest the decision of…(Read More)

Have you ever wondered how effigies are made, and by whom? These giant colorful caricatures of people in power are staples of protest rallies, but take time and talent to shape. M.A. Journalism student Che delos Reyes produced a short video that follows a group of people who created the effigy of U.S…(Read More)

New Year, New Home


The year 2017 was a memorable one for us at ACFJ.   It was our first full year at our new office at Room 318 of the CTC building at the Ateneo, a space awash in natural light and filled with the sights and sounds of the academe. We have come to mark the hours…(Read More)

by: Nathanielle Punay   The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) held the 14th of the series of PITIK lectures on photojournalism at the newly opened Arete complex last Nov. 24. The forum featured California-based documentary photographer Rick Rocamora as he told stories about someone like himself who didn’t study journalism but…(Read More)

by Nathanielle Punay   “Fake news” has become an alarming issue in some parts of the world, but not so in Canada, said journalism professor Kim Kierans.   Kierans, former vice president and former head of the journalism school of the University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, said fake news is not…(Read More)

M.A. Journalism alumna Chiara Zambrano (M.A. Journ 2015) has been named one of the Philippines Ten Outstanding Young Men for 2018 by the Jaycees of the Philippines. Zambrano, who is a reporter for ABS-CBN, was cited for her works in Journalism and Mass Communication. Zambrano began a year long scholarship on documentary…(Read More)

M.A. Journalism alumna Bipasha Mukherjea (M.A. Journ 2016) was named the best journalist in sportswriting and received India’s Ramnath Goenka award for this distinction in December 2017. Mukherjea, a television reporter and producer, was among three journalists from India Today who were recognized for their achievements, in a ceremony attended by Indian…(Read More)

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