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Your Call's Media Roundtable: Political landscape in the Philippines; massive fires in California


On this week’s media roundtable, we’ll speak with investigative journalist Raissa Robles about the media landscape in the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, which has led to thousands of deaths.

We'll also continue our coverage of the devastating fires in the North Bay. So far, 23 people have died and more than 400 have been reported missing. The fires, which are still raging, have destroyed over 3,500 structures. Over 20,000 people have been evacuated. What is the significance of local reporting during a time of crisis? 


Jeremy White, West Coast correspondent for the Independent 

Raissa Robles, investigative journalist from the Philippines and author of Marcos Martial Law: Never Again

Web Resources:

The Independent: California fires: Emergency services find 'ash and bones' of dead as weather threatens to intensify blazes

Raissarobles.com: Inside Philippine politics & beyond

The NY Times: Duterte Threatens to Expel E.U. Diplomats From Philippines

Human Right Watch: Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’

LA Times: Death toll from Northern California fires jumps to 31; names of 10 victims released