Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa: Philippines Icon of Press Freedom

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in an era of strongmen leaders.

The former CNN bureau chief set up news website Rappler in 2012, bringing together multimedia reporting and social media to offer an edgy take on Philippine current events and a critical eye on the government of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Ressa and Rappler have faced multiple criminal charges and investigations after publishing stories critical of the firebrand leader and his bloody drug war.

Source: UCANews

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