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New Philippines story in current edition of Private Eye

29 Jun

My ninth (I think) article for Private Eye is in the current edition. It’s a brief report on assassinations, media censorship and a draconian new anti-terror bill in the Covid-era Philippines. Only available in the actual papery mag (p. 20), I’m afraid, but worth buying not for my stuff so much as for coverage of topics other outlets don’t go near enough: the ‘revolving door’ between politics and business, corporate skulduggery, pubs (God ‘elp ’em now) etc.

New Philippines Story in Private Eye

30 Jul

If you go down the newsagent today you’ll find my latest reporting on the Philippines in Private Eye. The story deals with Duterte’s new war on narcopoliticians and public protests against him, and includes an interview with an activist for indigenous people’s rights who has just been put on his death list. (Picture by Louis Netter).

‘Letter from Manila’ now in Private Eye magazine

22 Jul

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My story about the siege crisis in Marawi, the Philippines is in the current issue of Private Eye magazine, available only in the print edition.

New story on Duterte in Private Eye

15 Jun

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My ‘Letter from Manila’ about Duterte, vigilante crime fighting and spectacularly un-PC jokes is in the next edition of Private Eye, if anyone’s remotely interested.