Portia Ladrido is a journalist and editor from the Philippines. She is Co-Founder of INKLINE, a media platform based in Oxford, UK, that specializes in solutions journalism. INKLINE is one of the 21 fellows of Solutions Journalism Network’s inaugural LEDE Fellowship, in which the team produced and commissioned in-depth, solutions-based stories on climate change. In parallel to these features, workshops were held in the UK, India, and the Philippines to discuss why climate change solutions are not more prevalent in the media landscape and the ways that can be done to tackle these barriers.
Portia is also the lead convener of the Solutions Journalism Philippines community, a diverse group of reporters, development workers, and academics who are interested in and dedicated to the rigorous reporting of solutions. Previously, she was an editor at CNN Philippines Life, the digital features arm of CNN Philippines. During her time at CNN, she was awarded the Human Rights Journalism Fellowship by the Philippine Human Rights Information Center for her coverage of social issues. The fellowship also allowed her to investigate the human rights abuses perpetrated by the military on peasant farmers in Eastern Visayas, one of the poorest regions in the Philippines. Portia graduated with a Master’s degree in International Journalism at Cardiff University, UK through an international scholarship awarded by the Cardiff University College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.