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A young Filipino protester at an anti-mining rally south of Manila in the Philippines. A young protester holds a placard during an anti-mining rally in the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, April 23, 2007 (AP photo by Aaron Favila).

They Took On the Philippines’ Powerful Mining Interests, and Are Paying With Their Lives

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: In July 2019, this story won the Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Small Market from the Society of Environmental Journalists.

This is the first installment of a two-part series on killings of environmental activists in the Philippines, funded by WPR’s International Reporting Fellowship. The second installment ran Oct. 18. ...

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