Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Rappler Talk: Ramon Magsaysay awardee Watchdoc on independent media

Join us as we speak to Watchdoc, an Indonesian production company that tackles underreported issues in human rights and climate change

Watchdoc, a production company in Indonesia, is one of the five Ramon Magsaysay awardees in 2021. They were given the award for emergent leadership and for using journalism and filmmaking to give voice to the people.

Established in 2011, Watchdoc has since produced and distributed over 150 film titles that average 200,000 views per video. Eight of its documentaries have attracted more than a million views. 

Their work tackles issues of public concern that haven’t been covered adequately in mainstream media. In order to reach more people, Watchdoc distributes their films through social media and offline channels, and partners with nongovernmental organizations to hold screenings in remote communities. 

Join us as we speak with Watchdoc about independent media, their experiences on the field, and their advice for aspiring journalists and filmmakers. – Rappler.com