DANILO ARAÑA ARAO is an associate professor at the Department of Journalism, College of Mass Communication, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. He is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for International Studies (CIS) at UP Diliman and a special lecturer of the Department of Journalism, College of Communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Sta. Mesa. He is the editor of Media Asia, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Asian Media Information and Communication (AMIC) Centre and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

As regards his work as a journalist, he writes a weekly column in Filipino (“Konteksto”) for Pinoy Weekly (a print and online publication). His weekly column is cross-posted in Bulatlat Multimedia (an online news magazine) where he also serves as associate editor. He is also board secretary of Kodao Productions (a multimedia group) and board chair of Alipato Media Center (publisher of Bulatlat Multimedia).

He was associate dean of his college from July 2013 to May 2015. From February 10, 2011 to October 31, 2012, he worked as assistant vice-president for public affairs and director, System Information Office (SIO) of UP. From March 2009 to February 2010, he was on special detail as a visiting professor at Hannam University's Linton Global College in Daejeon, South Korea.

Prior to teaching full-time at UP Diliman, he was editor-in-chief (1994-1999) and head of research (2000-2001) of IBON Foundation, an independent research think-tank. He also taught Political Science part-time at the De La Salle University (DLSU)-Manila from 1993 to 1995.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication (Journalism), cum laude and Most Outstanding Journalism Student, at UP Diliman in 1991; and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Philippine Studies, with High Distinction, at the De La Salle University-Manila in 2002. He is currently writing a dissertation to fulfill a requirement for the degree of Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.) at Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany).

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Media Asia Volume 50 Issue 2 Challenges Media Asia Volume 50 Issue 1 Education and perception Media Asia Volume 49 Issue 4 Mediated youth Media Asia Volume 49 Issue 3 Body biases Media Asia Volume 49 Issue 2 Struggles Media Asia Volume 49 Issue 1 Unrest Media Asia Volume 48 Issue 4 Inoculated truths Media Asia Volume 48 Issue 3 Chindia Media Asia Volume 48 Issue 2 Rundown on lockdowns and crackdowns Media Asia Volume 48 Issue 1 Pandemic semantics Media Asia Volume 47 Issue 3-4 Infodemics Digital Security Policy and Guidelines for Filipino Journalists Media Asia Volume 47 Issue 1-2 Repression/Assertion Obhetibong Kritisismo Mula Arroyo hanggang Aquino Kuro-kuro Hay, Naku! 2013 Pagsusuma ng Isang Peryodista Hay, Buhay! Reklamong Todo-todo Mula Sa Nag-aalboroto Kon(tra)teksto Pag-uungkat, Pag-uulat at Pagmumulat Saysay ng Pagkakaugnay-ugnay Mga Sanaysay ng Pagninilay-nilay The ASEAN Guide A Journalist’s Handbook to Regional Integration in Southeast Asia Global Makeover Media and Culture in Asia Plaridel Volume 6 Number 2 Media and Communication Discourse Oligarchic Politics Elections and the Party-list System in the Philippines Monitoring Media Coverage of Elections A Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) Guidebook The Electronic Trail Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting in the Philippines Statistical Handbook on Provincial Quality of Life Indicators Resource Manual on NGO-Managed Fund Mechanisms

For more information, please visit his blog Rising Sun.