World Press Freedom Day 2017
Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Malou Mangahas is a veteran of Philippine journalism and multi-tasking. Currently, she is the executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and host of the weekly public affairs program Investigative Documentaries on GMA NewsTV. She was a campus journalist and the first woman president of the University Student Council at the state university where she finished her thesis on a portable typewriter while on the run from Ferdinand Marcos' military intelligence teams. She was eventually arrested as a political detainee in 1980-81 but also finished her journalism degree with honors. A fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1998-99, Malou has worked as editor in chief of a national newspaper, radio program host, executive producer of a TV debate program, and 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 training on investigative reporting, data journalism, campaign finance, covering elections, and uncovering corruption for journalists in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia and parts of Africa.