Natashya Gutierrez


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Natashya is Bureau Chief of Rappler Indonesia, and reports on Indonesian issues for the international audience. Before that, she was a multimedia reporter with Rappler in the Philippines, covering politics, corruption, gender, and investigative stories, among others.

She was awarded several journalism fellowships including the 2015 Asian Journalism Fellowship in Singapore, and the 2014 Reporting ASEAN fellowship. She received the Hildegarde Award for outstanding women in journalism in 2015. Natashya graduated from Yale University with a degree in psychology.

Aug 2017
IN-DEPTH 12:28pm, Aug 18, 2017
State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

AT A GLANCE The most high-profile, vitriolic pro-Duterte bloggers were given government positions or hired as consultants using public funds Pro-Duterte propagandists are being given special ...

Jul 2017
ASIA PACIFIC 11:28am, Jul 22, 2017
How pro-ISIS fighters recruited Filipino youth for Marawi siege

MANILA, Philippines – The fighting in Marawi continues to rage on two months since it began on May 23, fueled by loyal pro-ISIS followers who are ready to die for their cause. Among those fighting ...

PHILIPPINES 07:00pm, Jul 21, 2017
Via Telegram, Western Union: How ISIS in Syria funded Marawi terrorists

MANILA, Philippines – In January 2017, an Indonesian terrorist named Achmad Supriyanto alias Damar, a member of the extremist group Jamaah Ansharud Daulah (JAD), was contacted by a Malaysian ...

ASIA PACIFIC 11:49am, Jul 21, 2017
Marawi inspired, strengthened pro-ISIS fighters in region – report

MANILA, Philippines – The Marawi conflict has changed the face of terrorism in the region and will have long-term repercussions for extremism in Southeast Asia. This is one of the findings of the ...

INDONESIA 03:21pm, Jul 18, 2017
In Indonesia, snakes are snacks but also pets, performers and masseuses

JAKARTA, Indonesia – It is 9:22 pm in Mangga Besar, in West Jakarta. The grungy streets of the red-light district have come alive, in all its noisy, filthy glory. On the side of the road, a stretch ...

IN-DEPTH 08:27pm, Jul 01, 2017
Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – It all started with a simple Facebook message. “Hi, how are you? Where are you from?” began the conversation. Jake*, 21, responded to the message, and started a flurry of ...

Jun 2017
PHILIPPINES 01:26pm, Jun 04, 2017
PH, U.S.: Military ties remain strong, fighting ISIS together

SINGAPORE – While President Rodrigo Duterte appears to have distanced himself from the United States and recalibrated toward China and Russia, Philippine and American officials emphasized that the ...

ASIA PACIFIC 12:52pm, Jun 04, 2017
Regional intel: ISIS fighters in Mindanao triple PH's estimate

SINGAPORE – Intelligence reports from the region give a higher estimate of the number ISIS fighters currently in the Philippines, compared to the Philippine government's own numbers. On Sunday, June ...

ASIA PACIFIC 05:48pm, Jun 03, 2017
U.S., Australia, Japan slam 'coercive' China at key security summit

SINGAPORE – The message was clear: there is no room for China’s aggressiveness in the Asia-Pacific region. Several defense ministers and leaders emphasized this at the Shangri-La Dialogue, the ...

ASIA PACIFIC 04:31pm, Jun 03, 2017
Experts, ministers: Marawi proves ISIS a threat to Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE – The ongoing clashes between the Philippine military and local terrorist groups in Marawi city, was top of mind for defense ministers and experts at the region’s largest and most ...