Maria Ressa, center, head of online news site Rappler, listens to a reporter's question after posting bail following an overnight arrest on a libel case Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. (AP/BULLIT MARQUEZ)
February 21, 2019
A free and independent press is the cornerstone of democracy and Philippine journalist Maria Ressa wants it to remains so.
Ressa’s mission, in what she calls the ‘war on truth’, is the subject of a new Al Jazeera Witness film out this month. The documentary follows Ressa on her mission to make sure the spread of false information doesn’t threaten democracy – not just in the Philippines, but around the world.