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Maria Ressa

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Maria Ressa
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Ressa on July 6, 2011
Born
Maria Angelita Ressa

(1963-10-02) October 2, 1963 (age 58)
Manila, Philippines
CitizenshipUnited States[1][2]
Philippines[3]
EducationPrinceton University (B.A.)
University of the Philippines Diliman
OccupationJournalist, author
Known forCo-founding Rappler
Awards2021 Nobel Peace Prize
WebsiteRappler
mariaressa.com

Maria Angelita Ressa (born October 2, 1963) is a Filipino-American journalist and author. She is best known for co-founding Rappler as its chief executive officer.[4] She worked as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. Ressa was included in Time's Person of the Year 2018.

On June 15, 2020, a court in Manila found her guilty of cyberlibel.[5] As she is a critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her arrest was seen as politically motivated.

Ressa was honored with the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize alongside Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Tiglao, Rigoberto (March 6, 2019). "Rappler's Ressa is a colossal con man". The Manila Times. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  2. Guillermo, Emil (May 8, 2019). "Dual citizens – Pay attention to Otso Diretso". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  3. Macaraig, Ayee (February 13, 2019). "From wars to Duterte: Maria Ressa 'refuses to hide'". Philstar Global. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. Arsenault, Adrienne (April 27, 2017). "'Democracy as we know it is dead': Filipino journalists fight fake news". CBC News.
  5. Ratcliffe, Rebecca (June 15, 2020). "Maria Ressa: Rappler editor found guilty of cyber libel charges in Philippines". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  6. "The Nobel Peace Prize 2021". Nobel Prize. Retrieved 8 October 2021.