Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: “We’ve done nothing but tell the story”

by CHRISTINE SANTOS, ABS-CBN News Toronto

Prior to her Philippine Dept. of Justice, indictment, Rappler CEO and chief editor Maria Ressa made a recent visit to Canada, and gave a talk on the state of democracy in the face of state-led media attacks around the globe.

Ressa’s talk on journalism under attack kicked off the Toronto Public Library’s speaker series on exploring global political issues through the lens of democracy, the media and more.

In her discussion with CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault, Ressa shed light on her ongoing legal battle in the Philippines.

Ressa’s talk also pointed out that the rise of social media ousted journalists in their previous role as gatekeepers of information. Now, the public is vulnerable in determining which is fact or fake news.

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  • Mari Pi
    6 February 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    You did your research and interviews with others so that was commendable. But the result of that hard work is finding how all of it can fit in so little time you’re given for your broadcast. It comes down to good editing and you did very well choosing what to keep and having a script in your mind. Good job Christine (and Raymond?)

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