Malou Mangahas

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 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.

Malou is speaking at

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)


  • Tateiwa Yoichiro (Speaker) Executive Director, Japan Center for Money and Politics
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Khairil Yusof (Speaker) Coordinator, Co-founder and Developer, Sinar Project
  • Pinar Dag (Moderator) Lecturer/co-founder, Data Journalism Turkey Platform


How can journalists use data on money and politics to do better reporting on elections, government and public accountability? Here are three great examples from Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, showing how journalists are mining data to reveal the influence of money on politics in three very different environments.

October 7, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Amber (3rd Floor)


  • Emily Goligoski (Speaker) Membership Puzzle Project
  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Reg Chua (Moderator) Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
  • Bridget Gallagher (Speaker) Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Steven Gan (Speaker) Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Malaysiakini
  • Govindraj Ethiraj (Speaker) Founder, IndiaSpend & BOOM (


This morning’s workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. What are the keys to a successful investigative journalism organisation or start up? How can such organisations diversify revenue, especially in more difficult areas of the world? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do important investigative journalism? Three global experts and five investigative journalism organisations from across Asia will join forces to share best practices and ideas.

Part One will focus on three essential sources of revenue: fundraising, audience engagement & revenue, and commercial income. 

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