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Johanna Son

Johanna Son, the Regional Director for IPS Asia-Pacific, has been with the news agency since 1994.

A Philippine national, Johanna graduated with a journalism degree from the University of the Philippines, magna cum laude, and has covered the diplomatic and political beats in her country. She joined IPS as regional correspondent for the Asia-Pacific and became regional editor in 1997. She was appointed concurrent regional director in 1998, and oversaw the transfer of the regional headquarters from Manila to Bangkok in late 1999.

Johanna worked on several TerraViva conference newspapers in the 1990s and most recently served as chief editor of the TerraViva published during the 2004 World Social Forum in Mumbai.

Before joining IPS, she was the Philippine winner of the 1994 Citibank Pan-Asia Journalism award.

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