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Welcome, everyone! Mark your calendars -- Asia’s first investigative journalism conference is happening. Join us in Manila on November 22-24 for this breakthrough event, bringing together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world. 

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Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Executive Director
Philippines

Melinda Quintos de Jesus is executive director of the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), which she founded in 1989. During the Marcos years, Ms. de Jesus was among the women journalists who wrote critically of the regime as a columnist in the Bulletin Today. She wrote on cases of disappearances, warrantless arrests and detention, and killings of activists during latter years of Marcos administration. In 1983, she, along with other critical women writers, was eased out of her post as a columnist and moved to become deputy editor and columnist of the  Veritas Newsweekly, among the publications that provided news suppressed by the Marcos dictatorship. She became its editor in chief in late 1986 until its closure in 1988. She wrote her column for a number of Manila dailies (Philippine Daily InquirerThe Philippine StarEvening NewsIsyu) and worked as a commentator for both radio and television talk shows.

She is publisher of the annual journalism review Media Times, and has developed training programs on media and the justice system, human rights reporting, peace journalism, coverage of the marginalized sectors (women and children, LGBT, indigenous peoples), and other emerging issues. She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and the Philippine-based Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists, Inc. (FFFJ).