Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa is Fighting For Press Freedom

Emily Bobrow
Wall Street Journal

Excerpt: When the Philippine investigative journalist Maria Ressa won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the committee called her “a fearless defender of freedom of expression” who “exposed the abuse of power, use of violence and increasing authoritarianism” of Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines who left office this year.

She argues that there is a strong link between the rise of authoritarianism and the decline of press freedom around the world.

Editor’s note: Maria Ressa is a Princeton alumna.