Researcher, Asia Division

Carlos H. Conde is the Philippines researcher for Human Rights Watch’s  Asia division.  

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Conde has worked as a journalist for 20 years, nearly half of that time as the freelance correspondent in Manila for the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter and editor for various publications in the Philippines. His work – much of it about politics and on such issues as human rights, the communist and Islamic insurgencies, terrorism, and labor migration – has appeared in several publications in the Philippines and abroad.

Conde has been a fellow at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, both based in Manila. He was also a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, where he tackled issues on peace, conflict, and terrorism in the Philippines.