World Press Freedom Day 2019
Reporter at the Philippine Daily Inquirer
Julieta Alipala is a reporter at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, covering the southern Mindanao region. Her foray into journalism began when she wrote about the kidnapping of an Italian priest in September 1998. Since then she has been writing about hostile situations, including hostage taking, the war on terror, and militant Islamist organizations operating in the restive parts of Mindanao.
For her courageous reporting on the killing of a group of young farmers in a military encounter in a conflict zone in Mindanao, she became the target of vicious online attacks and death threats last year.