Ressa bags journalism award from Stanford

Ressa bags journalism award from Stanford

Out of the limelight for a few months, now she is back with an award to boot.

Controversial Rappler Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Maria Ressa just got a journalism award from Stanford the 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award to be exact.

The Standford website states that the  recognition is given to journalists who have "contributed significantly to a greater understanding of Asia through outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting the region."
Rappler's Maria Ressa (photo credit to ABS-CBN)

Stanford, which made the announcement on May 21, said Ressa will receive the award in a ceremony in the fall.

“For decades, before she became internationally acclaimed for her brave fight to ‘hold the line,’ Maria’s work had provided deep insights into the complexities of Southeast Asia based on her nuanced knowledge, investigative skills and the ability to draw upon them to connect with audiences around the world,” said Gi-Wook Shin, director of Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. 
Ressa will join previous awardees such as the Washington Post’s Beijing Bureau chief Anna Fifield and Wire founding editor Siddharth Varadarajan.
The 2019 Shorenstein Journalism award follows last month’s 2019 Columbia Journalism Award "for the depth and quality of her work."Ressa received last month. 

Ressa and news website Rappler is currently facing numerous cases which includes libel and tax-related charges. 

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