Congratulations to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on being selected for the Nobel Peace Prize for their respective fights to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia!
In 2019, Maria Ressa was the featured speaker at a New York luncheon sponsored by RooneyPartners in support of the World Press Freedom Day Summit organized by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Maria Ressa, an award-winning journalist who was convicted last year of libel in a case seen as a test of Philippine press freedom, has tirelessly and bravely faced-down authoritarianism.
And here in the U.S., we must never again be complacent about freedom of the press!
Let the words of Maria Ressa ring loudly: “This shows that the Nobel Peace Prize committee realized that a world without facts means a world without truth and trust.”