‘An example to many’: journalist Maria Ressa wins Unesco press freedom prize

Ressa has been subject to sustained campaign of gendered online abuse and has been targeted by Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte

The UN’s cultural agency has awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting has made her a target of her country’s judiciary and online hate campaigns.

Ressa, a former Asia lead investigative reporter for US network CNN and head of domestic network ABS-CBN News, now manages the news website Rappler whose reporting has attracted the wrath of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte.

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