“For the first time fantasy is made into reality. It seems like an escalation again of attacks on free press and on independent journalists.”
“You are seeing a precipitous death by a thousand cuts of democracy as we know it. And it’s time for us to stand up and say, we want the constitution, this must be protected and demand accountability and an end to impunity.”
- Maria Ressa, on the ‘Oust Duterte Plot Matrix’, at a recent "Kapihan" forum by the Filipino American Press Club of New York.
Maria Ressa is the CEO of Rappler (a social network news website), veteran journalist, one of Time magazine's 2018 Person of the Year and one of Time’s 100 Influential People of 2019.
The "Kapihan" forum with Filipino community members was attended by artists, educators, authors and media practitioners. It was held at the Asian American Writer's Workshop. April 26, 2019. New York. Photos by Lambert Parong © 2019 Kababayan Media