The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is hosting a talk with the 2023 Marshall McLuhan Fellow, Jodesz Gavilan. Jodesz is an investigative reporter with Rappler, an independent news outlet in the Philippines, and will speak to what she sees as the journalist’s expanding role in her country, including creating impactful solutions to social challenges.
Jodesz Gavilan hosts and produces “Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories,” a weekly Rappler podcast that dissects and deeply delves into pressing issues in the Philippines.
About Ms. Jodesz Gavilan
Jodesz Gavilan is an investigative journalist, researcher, and podcast host. She has been an investigative reporter and researcher for the independent news outlet Rappler since 2013. Aside from being a reporter, she also hosts and produces “Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories,” a weekly podcast series on Rappler that dissects and deep dives into the pressing issues in the Philippines.
The Embassy of Canada in the Philippines awarded her the Marshall McLuhan Fellowship in 2023 for her “unique commitment to investigative journalism, to informing the public about decisions and policies that affect their lives in support of the public interest,” and her commitment “to enable meaningful public engagement on issues in service of the public, and illustrate how investigations, facts, and transparency can ensure meaningful democratic accountability.”