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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 — 2,553 followers, 5,199 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

@oakbuilt That's the spot! Great if that's starting construction

Sep 20, 2017

@oakbuilt saw they are tearing down abandoned retail building at 28th and Telegraph. Any idea what's going up there?

Sep 20, 2017

@oakbuilt @MoxyHotels Please! I hate walking by that lot (and hate how that intersection - grand and telegraph has no buildings)

Sep 20, 2017

RT @crimesofbrits: Conservative figures put the death toll during the British engineered famines in India at over 50 million. The las…

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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.