MARIA RESSA – Rappler president Maria Ressa and other journalists were named as TIME’s 2018 “Person of the Year”.
Filipina Maria Ressa is an author, businesswoman, journalist and the Chief Executive Officer of the online news website, Rappler.
She is also an expert on regarding the global terrorism and was a former reporter of the CNN in Southeast Asia.
Maria Ressa recently received a warrant arrest from the Pasig court for allegedly violating the Section 255 of NIRC of 1997.
The released warrant was, however, bailable at an amount of 60,000.00 which Ressa already posted bail on the next day.
Maria Ressa is also very known for being the most outspoken critic. She attacks the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte about his war on drugs.
The award-winning journalist made some revelations about Duterte’s “extrajudicial killings” EJK in the country.
Based on a video uploaded from CBC News from Youtube, Maria Ressa is one of the journalists who was labeled by TIME as “Person of the Year” for 2018.
Among the list are the columnist and journalist who exposed the truth and fights against fake news. These people are called the “The Guardians” which faces are on the cover of the TIME magazine.
Several members of “Person of the Year” were killed or detained because of exposing their opinions to the public.
The columnist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed because of his criticism for the Saudi Crowned Prince. Also the journalists from Reuters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are now detained in Myanmar for reporting about the Rohingya crisis.
The staff from Capital Gazette from Maryland who experienced shooting inside their newsroom where four journalists lethally shot.
According to the report, Maria Ressa embodies the people of the Philippines who are against the EJK of President Duterte.
The TIME magazine highlighted the journalist and columnist who are very strong enough to risk their lives to expose their opinions to everyone.
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