However a very powerful factor everybody ought to find out about her work is that it is about rather more than the Philippines.
In different phrases, Ressa is combating everybody’s battle.
A free press is an even bigger a part of that battle than it has ever been.
For these of us who noticed Ressa’s dogged earlier years as a global reporter for CNN, that is hardly stunning. She was CNN’s Manila bureau chief, later Jakarta bureau chief. She lined Asia with an depth, integrity and braveness that foreshadowed her stature immediately. It’s not an overstatement to say there was no dictator, no terrorist, no coup plotter she was afraid to upset. She acquired the story, even when it made highly effective, harmful males offended.
Some might query whether or not the battle without cost speech and for a free press belongs in the identical class as the search for peace, the formal goal of the Nobel Peace Prize. The reply is an unequivocal sure.
I am glad and grateful that my pal Maria Ressa has made it this far.
Bravo, Maria and Dmitry! Bravo, and thanks.