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Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan is a journalist and a journalism educator.

She co-manages the Editorial Desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a Manila-based investigative nonprofit. She also teaches investigative reporting, data journalism and international reporting at Philippine universities.

Karol is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. In 2021, she was among the first cohort of reporting fellows of the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network.

PCIJ’s recent collaboration with NBC News revealed how a nickel mine in Palawan, the Philippines’ last ecological frontier, was allowed to expand on a pristine rainforest to meet the battery needs of Tesla and other electric carmakers.

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