img_1918--1-EVENT CANCELLED - Evening with Nobel Prize Winner and Renowned Journalist Maria Ressa

Please join us for a special reception with Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Rappler, the top digital-only news site that is leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. Maria will address the breakdown of our global information ecosystem and how interconnected communities of action can hold the line to protect democratic values. Limited seating.

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 5:30-7:30pm

The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Cost: $26, members; $31, non-members

Contact: Paul Bokota,

As Rappler's CEO, Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte government. In October 2021, Maria was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her "efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace." In 2022, she was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Leadership Panel of the Internet Governance Forum and serves as its Vice-Chair. She is an inaugural Carnegie Distinguished Fellow at Columbia University’s Institute of Global Politics, and in July 2024, she will join Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs as a professor of professional practice. Maria has authored three books, her most recent being How to Stand Up to a Dictator. Rappler's battle for truth and democracy is the subject of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival documentary, A Thousand Cuts. Maria is a Joan Shorenstein fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership. In addition, Maria is a frequent guest speaker at the Nieman Foundation.

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5:30PM - 7:30PM Fri 1 Mar 2024, Pacific timezone


The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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