Journalist Maria Ressa co-founded the multi-award winning news startup Rappler in the Philippines in 2011. Since then, both she and Rappler have become key targets for President Rodrigo Duterte’s government crackdown on media freedom with 11 legal cases filed against them. Rappler has also been the subject of prolific and frequently orchestrated online attacks. Ressa will be at the club to discuss how Rappler and other news organisations are confronting the escalating political attacks against them.
The searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war – the Manila police, and an ordinary family from the slum.