Carlos H. Conde

Senior Researcher, Asia Division
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Carlos H. Conde is a senior researcher at the Asia division of Human Rights Watch covering the Philippines. He has done research and advocacy on the ongoing “war on drugs” in the Philippines where thousands have been killed. He has documented extrajudicial killings of activists, journalists, legal professionals, peasant leaders, environmentalists, and Indigenous peoples, as well allegations of torture, enforced disappearances, and press freedom violations. He has written reports on death squads, the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines, child labor, and the impact of the anti-drug campaign on the children left behind by the victims.

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Conde worked as a journalist, reporting for The New York Times for more than a decade. He has also reported for The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, PBS Frontline, Global Post, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Newsbreak, MindaNews, among other publications.

He served as secretary-general of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and has been a fellow at the PCIJ. He was a Jefferson Fellow (2003) at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii. He currently serves as a trustee of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility and a member of the international advisory board of Indigenous Peoples Rights International.

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