Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Conference 2020

Maria Ressa

Co-founder and CEO of Rappler

Co-founder and CEO of the independent Philippine journalistic platform Rappler, who is facing up to six years in prison on ‘cyberlibel’ charges. She previously worked nearly twenty years as a lead investigative reporter for CNN in Southeast Asia. Maria Ressa was included in TIME's Person of the Year 2018 as one of the journalists around the world combating disinformation. She was also a Jury member of the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize;