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.

Sep 2017
IN-DEPTH 02:36pm, Sep 23, 2017
How an army captain died saving his soldier's life in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – His promise was clear: not a single man under his watch would die in battle. Over 3 months in, Captain Rommel Sandoval’s promise was very much intact. The 11th Scout ...

IN-DEPTH 05:16pm, Sep 16, 2017
Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

AT A GLANCE Willyn Trabajador aka Lyn Ouvrier faces a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice for allegedly posting a bomb threat and assassination plot against the President The ...

IN-DEPTH 04:30pm, Sep 15, 2017
For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

AT A GLANCE A bomb threat and assassination plot against the President posted by Facebook page Lyn Ouvrier went viral on social media in March Willyn Trabajador, who has used the alias Lyn Ouvrier ...

INSIDE TRACK 12:18pm, Sep 07, 2017
Trillanes: Is Paolo Duterte part of a Chinese organized crime group?

Is the presidential son part of a triad? During the September 7 Senate investigation into the P6.4-billion smuggling of 604 kilos of methamphetamine or shabu into the Philippines, Senator Antonio ...

RAPPLER IQ 10:03am, Sep 07, 2017
Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

MANILA, Philippines – No less than President Rodrigo Duterte's son and son-in-law have been implicated in the issue of corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The Senate is currently ...

ASIA PACIFIC 04:30pm, Sep 03, 2017
Experts warn against rise of democracies mixed with authoritarianism

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – They call it "hybrid regimes," described as a "combination of elements of authoritarianism with democracy." The rise of this sort of hybridization was a common concern at a ...

ASIA PACIFIC 10:44pm, Sep 02, 2017
Should governments regulate freedom of expression?

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The rise of fake news and exploitation of social media threaten democracy, analysts and politicians agreed at a conference about democracy in Southeast Asia. But they ...

Aug 2017
INSIDE TRACK 08:47pm, Aug 30, 2017
Here's what else was in Taguba's text messages on Customs

The Senate is currently investigating the P6.4-billion smuggling of 604 kilos of methamphetamine or shabu into the Philippines. Customs broker and fixer Mark Ruben Taguba – who was supposedly ...

IN-DEPTH 05:15pm, Aug 20, 2017
Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers

AT A GLANCE Pro-Duterte bloggers serve as crisis managers for the PCOO, alerting them about any negative sentiments about the administration The social media monitoring skills of the bloggers allow ...

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 ...