A prominent journalist in the Philippines and vocal advocate for press freedom globally, Rappler’s Maria Ressa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, The Post reports.
In awarding the Peace Prize to journalists, the Nobel Committee were drawing attention to the “ticking time-bomb” that threatens democracies, Ressa told Damon Wilson, the National Endowment for Democracy’s President and CEO (below). When journalists and free media are under attack, democracy itself is undermined, and the latest Press Freedom Index confirms the urgency of the threat.
On Tuesday, March. 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET, join Washington Post Live for a conversation with Ressa on International Women’s Day about her path as a journalist, the threat of what she calls “gendered disinformation” and the state of democracy around the world. Register for the program here.