The Listening Post

Philippines 2022: Authoritarian nostalgia vs hopes of reform

As Filipinos vote for a new president, what can they expect for media and free speech? Plus, Taiwan’s political satirists – taking digs at China.

Nostalgia for the days of dictatorship; Filipinos go to the polls as journalists prepare for life post-Duterte.

Marichu Lambino – Professor, University of the Philippines
Camille Elemia – Journalist
Jonathan Corpus Ong – University of Massachusetts Amherst & Disinformation Researcher, Harvard University
Rachel Khan – Co-ordinator,

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Judgment Day is coming for the United States’ abortion law. Producer Flo Phillips looks at the sneak preview of the decision leaked to the press – and how the press has reacted.

Parodying Politics: Taiwan’s Satirists

China versus Taiwan. A geopolitical mismatch that satirists are making the most of.

Chen Tzu-chien – Host & Creator, EYECTV
Kylie Wang – Co-host, Bailingguo News
Tai Yu-hui – Associate Professor, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University