Idealist. Skeptic. Pragmatist. Journalist. Author. CEO, Rappler

Philippines
Joined April 2009
I've been getting up at 5am since April to write before beginning each day's work. It's cathartic, horrific, and very inspiring :) #CourageON #HoldTheLine Thanks, @hollydrawsinink, for cover design & look forward to working together, @hanateraiewood! smarturl.it/standupdictatorb…
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What I didn’t manage to say is that Muratov, Ressa & us are points on a continuum. In UK & US, social media undermined our elections’ integrity. In the Philippines, an authoritarian wants to jail journalists. And in Russia, a dictator has murdered them. theguardian.com/world/2021/o…
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Read this by @guardian’s Moscow correspondent @Andrew__Roth to understand how devastating the Kremlin’s assault on Memorial - & therefore on fundamental human rights - is. This isn’t ‘authoritarianism’. It’s far darker than that. theguardian.com/world/2021/n…
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It’s Ressa who understands Silicon Valley’s role in this. And it’s Muratov who’s living in what increasingly looks like a dictatorship. There’s another sickening irony in play. The Russian org set up by another Nobel prize winner - Andrei Sakharov - is fighting for its life
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Here’s @cdeloire, president of @RSF_inter, acknowledging what @mariaressa calls “an assault on the truth”. This Fri, the Nobel will draw attention to a profound existential problem: facts no longer work. We’re in a tech-induced dystopia. That is accelerating authoritarianism.
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And if you want to look at the specific historic parallels, then this is even more chilling. Carl Von Ossietzky won the prize in 1935 for exposing Germany’s secret re-armament. And as Muratov points out here Russia’s aggressive military & expansionist plans are in plain sight
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It’s a hair-on-the-back-of your neck moment. Listen to @mariaressa & Dmitry Muratov. They are the canaries in the coal mine. If freedom of the press is in trouble, democracy is in trouble, we are all in trouble. And that’s exactly what this Nobel is signalling.
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NEW: A journalist last won a Nobel prize in 1935 & he couldn’t pick it up because he was in a Nazi camp. We’re again at “a sliding doors moment” says @mariaressa. My interview with both her & Dmitry Muratov for @ObserverUK & their warning for the world. theguardian.com/world/2021/d…
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Good morning from Manila! "Fascism says what you and I experience as facts or what reporters experience as facts are irrelevant. All that matters are impressions and emotions and myths." @TimothyDSnyder #CourageON
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See you in Oslo! #CourageON Can't wait to see you again, @caoilfhionnanna!
Wonderful news today for our client ⁦⁦@mariaressa⁩: the Court of Appeals,rightly, ruled her travel to Oslo next week to accept the #NobelPeacePrize is “necessary & urgent.” Looking forward to seeing Maria in person again. Much to do. #HoldTheLine rappler.com/nation/court-of-…
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The real explanation is : we are migrating to a new system, as announced in advisories. Any sane web administrator knows this is a complex process. But that is boring compared to conspiracy theories, right? #FactsMatterPH
The keyword here is telling: cRappler is a coined word that the administration's propagandists have been using against @rapplerdotcom for years now. Now, despite advisories, they are trying to push this narrative that there is a nefarious effort to delete stories. Beware.
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Good morning from Manila! #CourageON
“Prepare for the worst, embrace your fear, and look at crisis as an opportunity.” – @mariaressa mitsloan.co/3oZkb2t
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12/03/2021: #Philippines #humanrights news * More killings: A doctor, a couple this time * @TheIntercept's James Risen on @mariaressa * Covid and prostituted Filipinos * Google, Twitter and disinformation in Ph * Another Duterte by Marcos Jr.'s side getrevue.co/profile/condeHRW…
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