John Nery is an Associate Editor and Opinion Columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the largest newspaper in the Philippines; from 2014 to 2017, he also served as editor in chief of its digital affiliate, Inquirer.net, in a concurrent capacity. He is is the author of "Revolutionary Spirit." Nieman 2012. He represents the Inquirer Group on the executive board of the Asia News Network. His analysis and reporting focus on politics, history, and the rule of law, but he also tracks climate change issues and the South China Sea disputes. He is active in efforts to help journalists organize themselves against attacks on journalism.