Malou Mangahas

Co-founder and Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Malou Mangahas is a co-founder and current executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and host of the public-affairs program Investigative Documentaries on GMA Network. She is a former campus journalist and editor of the Philippine Collegian and served as the first woman chairperson of the University of the Philippines’ Student Council while working on a journalism degree, graduating cum laude. (She finished her thesis on a portable typewriter while on the run, but was eventually arrested and detained as a political detainee in 1980). She is a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Malou has worked for various media agencies based in Manila and overseas. She has done journalism for print (as editor-in-chief of a national newspaper), radio (briefly as a program host), and television (as executive producer and program host). She was the first editor-in-chief of gmanews.tv online, while working as Vice President for Research and Content Development of GMA News and Public Affairs. She has conducted journalism training across Southeast Asia and won many awards for her work.

Mangahas is a panelist for “Accountability journalism in polarized societies around the world” at ISOJ 2017 (April 22 at 3:40 p.m.)

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