Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala is a Broadcast Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Impact Producer and Cancer Patient Advocate. She is Co-Founder of Storytellers International Inc, a contributing producer to CNN International, ARD German TV and ARD German Radio, and the Founding President of FilDocs or the Filipino Documentary Society. She has been Jury at the Emmy Awards’ News and Documentary category since 2020. She is also a Member of the Global Impact Producers Transitional Advisory Committee, the Board of Trustees of QCinema, and Doc Society’s Good Pitch Southeast Asian team, Indonesia.
She has produced documentaries for the History Channel, ARD German Television, the Australian Broadcasting Company, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and the Probe Team. She has also reported for the Public Broadcasting Service, Voice of America, and ABS-CBN.
Kara is the Founding President of the ICANSERVE Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps women with breast cancer, and adviser to the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations. She is founding Co-Chairman of the Cancer Coalition Philippines that lobbied for the passage of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act in 2019. She is also a member of the Lancet Commission on Women and Cancer and member of the Global Breast Cancer Initiative.
Kara is co-author of the study “Patient Centricity In Cancer Care” published by the Frontiers in Pharmacology.