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Meet the Journalist: James Fenton

February 20, 2017|

Writer James Fenton discusses his recent reporting for the New York Review of Books on the war on drugs in the Philippines under President Duterte. Fenton went out into the slums of Manila between 9 pm and 4:30 am to pursue ledes—he found it "a rough story to cover." The number of of casualties in this violent war reached 7,000 in the seven month period following the president's election. The majority are poor males who take crystal meth.