FRONTLINE & The Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center to Host “An Evening with Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa”


Rappler CEO/Journalist Maria Ressa (Courtesy: FRONTLINE/PBS)

November 24, 2021
Anne Husted Series Publicity Manager, FRONTLINE

The event will offer a panel discussion on the FRONTLINE documentary  “A Thousand Cuts”

On Monday, Nov. 29, FRONTLINE and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy will host
a special event spotlighting Maria Ressa, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist and the CEO and executive editor of the Philippine news site Rappler.

The event will take place just days prior to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 9 in Oslo, Norway, where Ressa will be honored on the world stage. 

The FRONTLINE and Shorenstein Center event will feature a conversation with Ressa alongside Raney Aronson-Rath, FRONTLINE’s executive producer, and Kathy Pham, adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and deputy chief technology officer of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

Ressa was the subject of the January 2021 FRONTLINE documentary A Thousand Cuts. From award-winning filmmaker Ramona Diaz, A Thousand Cuts chronicles how Ressa and her colleagues have been at the forefront of reporting on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs and how Ressa became a top target in Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. 

“We’re so pleased to collaborate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and to spotlight the incredible contribution Maria Ressa has made in pursuit of journalism,” Aronson-Rath says. “We’re honored to share her story with our audiences and community, and to celebrate her courage in the days before she’s recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize.” 

The event will be a hybrid gathering, with an in-person discussion for Harvard University students and faculty to attend and a simultaneous live-stream for virtual attendees.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 29. You can stream the event on FRONTLINE’s Facebook page and on Harvard’s YouTube channel.

A Thousand Cuts is available to stream in full on FRONTLINE’s website, on FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel and in the PBS Video App.

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