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Nithin Coca

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California - Southeast Asia
Freelance Journalist — Freelance

Global freelance journalist and media activist. Focus: Politics, environment and human rights. Don't believe in objectivity

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Biography

Nithin Coca is a freelance journalist who focuses on social and economic issues in developing countries, and has specific expertise in Southeast Asia.

Coca's feature and news pieces have appeared in global media outlets including Al Jazeera, Quartz, Forbes Asia, SciDev.Net, Southeast Asia Globe, ...

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@excinit — 2,658 followers, 5,308 tweets

Nov 17, 2017

Really enjoyed this piece on the push-pull between environmental NGOs, public pressure & the Chinese Government as the country enacts green policies. Well reported & well written @YaleE360 https://t.co/r9oK5FG4Cm

Nov 16, 2017

RT @CenterForBioDiv: Nearly 200,000 gallons of oil has spilled in South Dakota along the Keystone pipeline. There’s NO such thing as a s…

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How is social media changing news?

It is empowering all of us to become, in a sense, journalists. Now we just need to become better consumers of news.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

We have a large responsibility to educate and inform. We must approach every moment at work, no matter how busy we are, with that in mind.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

I'm a big fan of open source - I run my own cloud, use wordpress, TOR, Libreoffice, and avoid Google.

Awards

ICFJ Fellowship - Illuminating Today's Japan for American Audiences

2016
Awarded fellowship to do three weeks of field reporting in Japan. Reporting trips funded by the U.S.-Japan Foundation, the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.