January 15, 2021
Maria Ressa of Rappler in conversation with Ramona S. Diaz
The IDA is honoring Maria Ressa and the Philippines-based online news network Rappler with the 2020 Truth to Power Award. The honorary award recognizes an individual or institution that has shown conspicuous fortitude, tenacity and resoluteness in holding those in power to account. Rappler has relentlessly held the powerful to account despite unyielding pressure and threats of imprisonment. As depicted in Ramona S. Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts, Ressa and the Rappler’s journalists work illustrates the fundamental importance of a free press.
This video contains ASL interpretation and open captions.