By Raïssa Robles
I basically spent the Christmas rush finishing the two stories on Chinese workers in the Philippines for South China Morning Post (SCMP, HK).
The days after Christmas were spent recovering. And thinking about what lies ahead.
I realize that with fake news flooding online and threatening to drown everything else, the usual kind of coverage is no longer feasible.
And so, I’ve decided that while I will still write lengthy, in-depth features for this blog, I will intersperse that with short posts to highlight something I feel needs attention.
I would like to thank all of you who frequent this blog and post in the comments section breaking news, your insights on what is happening and links to what others are saying. Your coming here truly makes this blog a Cyber Plaza Miranda.
I will be writing more frequently for SCMP, but I will give you the link to what I write.
Whatever I post here — short or long — I will try to be true to the reporter’s creed – to find and write the truth, no matter how monstrous it is.
I will try to follow the advice of one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost, who once said: “Never be bullied into silence.”