Timothy McLaughlin on Leila de Lima and the cost of criticism in The P...
“The Philippines is under a new administration, but still the government’s case against de Lima hobbles along, a symbol of the country’s degradation from the Duterte years of violent populism and autocratic slide.” This is from Timothy McLaughlin’s recent piece in the Atlantic. He joins us to tell the story of Leila de Lima’s imprisonment and how it provides a look into risks critics, journalists, lawyers, and political opponents of Duterte are facing in the Philippines.
Timothy McLaughlin is a contributing writer for The Atlantic based in Singapore reporting primarily on politics, societal change and tech news in the region. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, WIRED Magazine, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Prospect Magazine and numerous other international publications.
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