2023-03-02 Maria Ressa on facing down dictators, disinformation and standing up for democracy, Author “How to Stand Up to a Dictator”, Nobel Laureate.CBC Radio
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Maria Ressa on facing down dictators, disinformation and standing up for democracy
Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a celebrated investigative reporter whose recent memoir How To Stand Up to a Dictator outlines both her work exposing government corruption and misinformation in the Philippines, and the personal and legal attacks she’s faced as a result. She joins Chattopadhyay to talk about her latest legal victory, why we need to have more regulation of tech companies, how Canadians should think about threats to our country’s democratic process, and why she continues to warn the world about what she sees as very imminent threats posed by authoritarianism and disinformation.