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Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa on the Future of Press Freedom

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In less than two years, journalist Maria Ressa has received 10 arrest warrants from the government of former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and her media company, Rappler, has been ordered to shut down. How does she continue fighting for press freedom despite consistent harassment and political corruption? How will the administration of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. differ and impact human rights in the country? How is online impunity weakening the world’s checks and balances and affecting journalism everywhere? Watch FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal’s wide-ranging interview with Ressa about the current and past Filipino administrations as well as the fight to ensure press freedom.

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How does journalist Maria Ressa plan to respond if the Philippine government attempts to shut down her media company, Rappler?

Journalist Maria Ressa highlights the differences between the new Marcos government and the past Duterte administration in the Philippines.

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa explains why impunity online leads to impunity offline.

Journalist Maria Ressa has received 10 arrest warrants in two years, and her company has received multiple shutdown orders. How does she keep fighting on for press freedom?

Maria Ressa

CEO of Rappler, Nobel laureate and journalist

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Ravi Agrawal

Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

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