Pipope Panitchpakdi is currently a Deputy Director-General at Thai Public Broadcasting Service. He is also known as a social documentary film maker and a veteran news reporter with emphasis on environmental issue, climate change adaptation in developing countries and social justice.
His best known work is about the impact of development projects that are taking place in the Mekong river basin.
Pipope is also active as an advocate for media literacy and democratization of the media. He developed a mobile phone workshop for citizen journalists nation-wide. He also a strong advocate for mindful documentary and news production with the focus on do-no-harm concept of journalistic engagement.
Pipope is also a member of Thailand Broadcasting Journalists Associations and was its vice president for two consecutive terms, from 2014 to 2016. He was also a board member of Thai Media Fund from 2016 to 2017. His educational background is in Mass Communication and Theatre Arts.