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Emmalyn Liwag Kotte

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in winter of 2020/2021 as a freelance journalist.

All articles of Emmalyn Liwag Kotte


Brave Filipina fighting for the factual truth

The independent website Rappler has become an indispensable source of information in the Philippines

Civil liberties

Duterte’s dreadful human-rights record

Human-rights abuses and extrajudicial killings have become common in the Philippines

Diaspora communities

To Filipinos, labour migration is normal, not unusual

Masses of Filipino women live and work abroad

Young offenders

Tougher law

A Filipino reform to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility is set to further victimise marginalised youth


Brave professionals

By hounding the Rappler website, President Duterte of the Philippines is intimidating journalists in general

Extra-judicial killings

“War against the poor”

Bishop Pablo David wants the Philippine government to stop its “cruel and simplistic“ campaign against illegal drugs

Rule of law

Recent atrocities

UN rapporteur condemns the violation of Lumad communities’ human rights in the Philippines

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