2018-11-19 14:28:19

Filipina Reporter Maria Ressa on Duterte’s Targeting of the Press & How Facebook Aids Authoritarians

As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte amps up his attacks on the free press, we speak with renowned Filipina journalist Maria Ressa about Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs,” his affinity for Donald Trump, and his weaponization of social media. Ressa is the CEO and executive editor of the leading independent Filipino news site The Rappler, which Duterte has repeatedly tried to shut down. Last week, the Filipino government indicted her for tax evasion in what is widely seen as the government’s latest attack on the website. DN! speaks with Maria Ressa in New York City. She has received the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award and the Committee to Protect Journalists 2018 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

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