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TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Maria Ressa (Morning Session)
January 17 : 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
For our January program, TOWN HALL will welcome Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Prize Winner. Maria is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Maria, one of TIME’S “Person of the Year” for 2018 and TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2019, has been honored around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, fake news, and attempts to silence the free press. In 2021, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in exposing abuses of power and growing authoritarianism under the Philippine president. She is the first journalist, since 1935, to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.