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.

Mar 2020
PHILIPPINES 05:26pm, Mar 21, 2020
Germany to fly in Filipino nurses to care for their coronavirus patients – report

ARIZONA, United States – Germany is flying in at least 75 Filipino nurses to help care for its novel coronavirus patients, according to the report of the German Press Agency (DPA). According to the ...

Feb 2020
U.S. & CANADA 07:28am, Feb 21, 2020
Trump seeks to tighten grip on Arizona, likely swing state in 2020

ARIZONA, United States – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, February 19, kicked off his campaign in the West at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, a known conservative state but now widely seen as a ...

U.S. & CANADA 06:47pm, Feb 20, 2020
'Same values': Meet Trump's unlikely supporters

ARIZONA, United States – US President Donald Trump launched his West Coast campaign at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, February 19, attended by thousands of people including some ...

Jan 2020
TECHNOLOGY 08:01am, Jan 28, 2020
Sundance 2020: Facebook, tech platforms incentivize polarization

PARK CITY, United States – At a 2020 Sundance Film Festival panel, media experts and artists denounced Facebook and other technology platforms for “incentivizing” polarization in society. Karim ...

MOVIES 02:30pm, Jan 26, 2020
Ramona Diaz's 'A Thousand Cuts': 'A risky film on free press, lawless regime'

PARK CITY, United States – Award-winning filmmaker Ramona Diaz’s documentary on Rappler premiered at the iconic Egyptian Theater for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 25 (early ...

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 ...