Patricia Evangelista (2018) is a Manila-based trauma journalist specializing in disaster, conflict and development issues. She has covered journalist killings, the disappearances and torture of activists, and the long national campaign for the legislation of reproductive rights. Her reporting on armed conflict as well as the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan was awarded the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions.
For the last seven years, she worked as a multimedia reporter for online news agency Rappler. She continues to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war through the “Impunity Series” with eighteen reports published to date. The long-form narrative series is a recipient of the Human Rights Press Award, a Society of Publishers in Asia Award and is a finalist for the Osborn Elliott Prize for Journalism.
As a Logan Nonfiction Fellow, Patricia will be working on her first book, focusing on populist leadership and the campaign against illegal drugs whose death toll of thousands rises by the day.