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Disinformation, Intimidation, and Other Threats to Press Freedom



Maria Ressa of Rappler on how to fight back.

Philippine authorities have arrested journalist Maria Ressa 10 times in the past two years. They’ve been threatening for years to shut down the media organization she runs, Rappler. Yet, even as the government in Manila becomes more repressive, Ressa has managed to produce some of the most probing and engaging journalism coming out of the Philippines. Last year, she received a Nobel Peace Prize for her work.

On the latest episode of Global Reboot, Foreign Policy’s editor in chief, Ravi Agrawal, sits down with Ressa to discuss the threat to free expression around the world and the ways people can fight back. 

This interview was also featured in an FP Live. You can check out the conversation here.

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About Global Reboot:  Global Reboot explores how to rebuild a world upended by disruptive international events. FPs editor in chief Ravi Agrawal engages with world leaders and policy experts to identify solutions to our greatest challenges. Global Reboot is a FP Partner Podcast with the Doha Forum.  See All Episodes


More Global Reboot episodes:

Human Rights Are in Decline Around the World. What Can Be Done About it?

Even wealthier countries are regressing.

The Democracy Deficit

What accounts for the backslide, and how can it be reversed?

There Is a Fix for Climate Change. But Can We Afford It?

The global challenge has more to do with economics than science.

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