There is a worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, increasingly in the South East Asia Regions. This event discussed the struggle and the importance of independent journalism in SEA in light of the challenges. Also, Maria Ressa was announced as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate during the panel session! Watch this momentous occasion in the attached video below.
Momentous Moment where Maria Ressa was announced as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate:
Maria Ressa, Founder of Rappler
Steven Gan, Editor in Chief and Co Founder of Malaysiakini
Arif Zulkifli, CEO of Tempo Media
Ian Yee, Founder of The Fourth
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