Camille Elemia


Camille covers politics for Rappler, currently focused on the Senate and the Office of the President.

She is not new to political reporting, having been the senior political reporter of Solar News Channel (now CNN Philippines). Her baptism of fire was the coverage of the impeachment trial of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012.

Camille graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Research. She tried to practice her course right after college but felt something was missing. She instantly knew what she wanted – to be a journalist.

A fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism, she graduated with a degree in MA Journalism from the Ateneo de Manila University in June 2016.

Her other interests include dogs, food, and travel.

Oct 2019
U.S. & CANADA 12:00pm, Oct 27, 2019
Lost and rejected, U.S. asylum seekers find refuge in Mexico shelter

TIJUANA, Mexico – Rejected by the United States, hundreds of asylum seekers, mostly from Central America, found refuge on the other side of the border. Nancy*, 22, risked everything for a chance at a ...

U.S. & CANADA 07:00pm, Oct 12, 2019
Living on the edge: Life in the U.S.-Mexico border

ARIZONA, United States – Two towns, two countries, one shared community. Located in southern Arizona, Douglas is a low-income town that serves as home to 16,000 residents. It sits just a few steps ...

Sep 2019
GLOBAL AFFAIRS 01:46pm, Sep 28, 2019
How U.N., international groups help defend press freedom

NEW YORK, USA (UPDATED) – With increased hostility toward journalists around the world, experts have turned to international laws and mechanisms to help defend press freedom. The United Nations and ...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS 08:41pm, Sep 26, 2019
Amal Clooney raises attacks vs Maria Ressa at U.N.

NEW YORK, USA – International and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney raised at the United Nations General Assembly the issue of government-backed cases filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, as she ...

ABOUT RAPPLER 12:31pm, Sep 08, 2019
Maria Ressa to U.S. journalists: What happened to PH can happen to you

TEXAS, USA – The esteemed US-based Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) on Saturday, September 7, honored Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and 3 other journalists for their courage and contribution to ...

Jul 2019
PHILIPPINES 09:20pm, Jul 22, 2019
Duterte seeks passage of coco levy bill after vetoing it

MANILA, Philippines – More than 5 months after vetoing the coconut levy trust fund bill, President Rodrigo Duterte again called for its passage into law. In his 2019 State of the Nation Address on ...

PHILIPPINES 07:46pm, Jul 22, 2019
No charter change, federalism push in Duterte’s SONA 2019

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Unlike in the past, President Rodrigo Duterte made no mention of charter change and federalism in his 2019 State of the Nation Address. Duterte, who has been pushing ...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS 12:40pm, Jul 11, 2019
Amal Clooney: Duterte gov’t after Maria Ressa over human rights abuses exposés

MANILA, Philippines – International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney lamented government attacks on journalists around the world, including Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Speaking at ...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS 08:12pm, Jul 10, 2019
'More courageous investors' needed in media, journalism

MANILA, Philippines – Media and news companies need more courageous investors to continue thriving. This was one of the central themes during the 2019 Global Conference on Media Freedom's panel on ...

PHILIPPINES 09:04am, Jul 07, 2019
Former Senate sergeant at arms Balajadia dies

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Former Senate sergeant at arms Jose Balajadia Jr died on Sunday, July 7. He was 75. Senate President Vicente Sotto III confirmed Balajadia's death to ...