Maria Ressa

Maria is CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. She has been a journalist in Asia for more than 30 years, most of them as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila. Maria was CNN’s lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in Southeast Asia and wrote Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia. She has taught courses in Politics and the Press in Southeast Asia for her alma mater, Princeton University and in broadcast journalism for the University of the Philippines. She worked on her second book, From Bin Laden to Facebook as Author-in-Residence and Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research in Singapore.


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Women Editors: Always the BridesmaidAre newsrooms optimised for men and their successes? How do we change it?

Durga Raghunath, Maria Ressa, Coomi Kapoor, Shereen BhanModerated by Marya Shakil

  • Friday, August 3
  • 9.30 – 10.30
  • Stein Auditorium

Journalism resisting and survivingRappler Founder, Maria Ressa in conversation with Hartosh Bal on press freedom, taking on the Duterte government and speaking truth to power

  • Friday, August 3
  • 11.30 – 12.30
  • The Theatre

Patriotism vs JournalismThe world over patriotism and ‘our soldiers’ are being positioned as adversaries to journalism. Is it time for combat?

Maria Ressa, Nitin Gokhale, Ajai Shukla, Suhasini HaidarModerated by Shiv Aroor

  • Friday, August 3
  • 3.30 – 4.30
  • Stein Auditorium
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