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NYT lensman wins Pulitzer for Duterte drug war story photo

A freelance lensman of The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news photography category for a picture published with the a story on the war on drugs in the Philippines, 11/04/2017, GMA News Online

The announcement, which was posted on the official Pulitzer Prize Twitter account, declared freelance photographer of The New York Times Daniel Berehulak as winner of the prestigious award.

The article in the New York Times published on the 7th of December 2016 was titled “They are Slaughtering Us Like Animals.” Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drug campaign in the Philippines our photojournalist documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days.

I have worked in 60 countries, covered wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent much of 2014 living inside West Africa’s Ebola zone, a place gripped by fear and death. What I experienced in the Philippines felt like a new level of ruthlessness: police officers’ summarily shooting anyone suspected of dealing or even using drugs, vigilantes’ taking seriously Mr. Duterte’s call to “slaughter them all.”

Duterte’s War on Drugs and His Continuing Popularity

Duterte’s War on Drugs and His Continuing Popularity, 16/02/2017, Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin

The Philippine Studies Series Berlin would like to invite you to the lecture/discussion “Duterte’s War on Drugs and His Continuing Popularity”, featuring documentary filmmaker Alyx Arumpac who has been video documenting the killings and political analyst Cleve Arguelles.


In the past seven months since Rodrigo Duterte came to power and declared his war on drugs, 7,028 people have been killed in police operations and vigilante-style killings. Despite the rising body count, Duterte remains popular among Filipinos. Aiming to shed light on his controversial policy and why he continues to be popular, the Philippine Studies Series Berlin brings together documentary filmmaker Alyx Ayn Arumpac and political analyst Cleve Kevin Robert Arguelles. Alyx Arumpac who has documented the killings in Manila, will present “Stories from the Night Beat.” Showing excerpts from her ongoing documentary project “Aswang,” she will discuss how the drug war is being carried out – who are the targets, the methods, and the communities most affected, among others – and provide specific stories of victims.

Meanwhile, Cleve Arguelles’ talk “Post-EDSA democracy in between crisis and transformation: The rise of Duterte” aims to make sense of the big question/s of Duterte’s rise to power, especially in light of the violence of his war on drugs. Arguelles situates the Duterte phenomenon in the context of the country’s longstanding democratic deficit and underdevelopment and argue that the crisis of post-EDSA democracy made his rise possible both in politics and the social imaginary. He asks, what kind of a society makes this kind of politics possible?

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