Emy talks to us about disinformation challenges in Southeast Asia and its evolving relationship with democracy, civil society participation, and digital maturity. To be enjoyed with a hearty bowl of Sinigang!
Emy Ruth Gianan is a full-time professor teaching classes on public policy, governance, and development economics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila. Alongside teaching, she work as Chief of Internal Relations Services of the university’s Communication Management Office to harmonize policies and processes centered on digital communications. She also undertakes research endeavors focused on disinformation trends across Southeast Asia and its impact on democratization; civil society participation; digital communication processes; and the nexus of decentralization and regionalism efforts. Her current research endeavor is focused on comparative disinformation challenges in Southeast Asia and its evolving relationship with democracy and digital transformation. She is also host of the Taglish podcast Extra Notes.