RACHEL E. KHAN
University of the Philippines, Diliman
She is an associate professor of Journalism at the College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she served as its chair from 2006-2009. She is also the current president of the Asian Congress for Media and Communication, an international association of mas communication and language academics and practitioners.
Prior to her UP-CMC Journalism chairmanship, she was deputy director of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), a non-governmental organization that seeks to promote professionalism among media practitioners. She also worked as a reporter for BusinessWorld, a leading business daily. She has a M.S. Journalism with a New Media concentration from the Columbia University, New York under the Fulbright program. She holds B.S. Economics from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Other affiliations include the Philippine Studies Association of the Philippines (PSAP) and International Internet Society (IIS), and the Asian Media and Information Centre (AMIC).
As a journalist she was a Finalist in 1998 Jaime V. Ongpin Award for Investigative Journalism for “Comelec: Weighed but Found Wanting,” and First Runner-up in 1995 Citibank Pan-Asia Journalism Award for Business Reporting for an in-depth story in the 1995 inflation crisis.
She has several publications: Prize Journalism: A collection of Jaime V. Ongpin Award Winners (2006); Internet 101: The News Mass Medium for Filipinos(2006); Campus Journalism (2010) and Media and Culture: Global Homogeneity and Local Identity (2011) all published by Anvil Publishing Inc..
She has presented papers on media-related studies and issues in Penang (2010), Bangkok, Thailand (2010, 2005), Hanoi, Vietnam (2005), Salzburg, Austria (2003), and Tokyo, Japan (2000).