Maria Resa, A brave journalist in the Philippines who has fought to hold President Rodrigo Duterte’s government accountable in questionable legal cases aimed at imprisoning him and shutting down his news organization won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Taken The Press Freedom Defense Fund, of which I am a director, is proud to provide financial support to RESA and to help pay its legal bills from 2017 onwards.
The Press Freedom Defense Fund, a unit of the First Luck Institute, of which Intercept is also a part, began providing financial support to Risa in the early days of the war with the Duterte government, when her fate and her news The organization was suspicious of the repeller. The Press Freedom Defense Fund has since provided financial support to Risa.
He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry A. Maratov. Both were honored for serving at the forefront of World War II for freedom of the press and freedom of expression.
Repeller, a news site from the Philippines founded by Risa, was the first to expose the government and gain the hostility of the Duterte government. The brutal war on drugs, And Resa countered the misinformation spread by the government. Duterte and his government targeted Risa and Repeller with a blizzard of criminal and civil cases, including numerous arrest warrants, designed to subdue him and prevent him from fighting back. In one No serious matter Last year, he was arrested, convicted of criminal cyber treason, and subjected to travel restrictions. She has fought in the courts while running the repeller.
Risa said early Friday that the award was a recognition of “how difficult it is to be a journalist today.”