Rappler editor is Kyoto University research fellow

Marites Dañguilan Vitug's 6-month research fellowship will focus on 'Reducing Inequality in the Philippines'

MANILA, Philippines – Rappler editor-at-large Marites Dañguilan Vitug has been chosen as a visiting research scholar at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University.

Vitug, who is also the President of the Journalism for Nation Building Foundation, will be based in Kyoto University from May to September 2014 to work on the topic “Reducing Inequality in the Philippines.”

Established in 1975 to promote research initiatives in and on Southeast Asia, the CSEAS scholarship program has sponsored over 300 experts from all over the world, including academics, journalists, and NGO workers.

CSEAS offers to house 5 types of scholars: Visiting Research Scholars; Guest Scholars; Guest Research Associate; Special Researchers; and Short-term International Students. 

A total of 12 visiting research fellows are chosen annually.

Vitug has written the groundbreaking books on corruption and politics in the Philippine Supreme Court – Shadow of Doubt and Hour Before Dawn – and was recently a recipient of the National Book Award in Manila.  Rappler.com