Last Updated: 26 Feb, 2023 | Views: 90
Other Profession(s): Author, Journalist
Famous For: CEO of Rappler
Higher Education: University of the Philippines Diliman
Maria Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and CEO of the online news outlet, Rappler. She is a known advocate for press freedom and has received numerous awards for her work in journalism. Ressa has faced legal challenges and persecution for her reporting on corruption and abuse of power in the Philippines. Despite these challenges, she continues to work tirelessly to uphold press freedom and the right to free speech in the country.
Maria Ressa Education:
Graduate of Princeton University
Master's degree in the Science of Journalism
Maria Ressa Career:
1987-1989: Ressa works as a producer and reporter for CBS News in the United States.
1989-1995: Ressa returns to the Philippines and becomes a producer for the leading news program, "The World Tonight."
1999-2005: Ressa serves as the Manila bureau chief for CNN.
2007-2018: Ressa co-founds the online news outlet, Rappler, and serves as its CEO. She leads the organization in its mission to deliver independent and fearless journalism.
2018-Present: Ressa faces multiple legal challenges and arrests related to her reporting on corruption and abuse of power in the Philippines. She continues to fight for press freedom and the right to free speech in the country.
Maria Ressa Awards:
Time Person of the Year 2018
Golden Pen of Freedom Award, 2019
Knight International Journalism Award, 2019
Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, 2019
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