Join Us: Stand with Maria Ressa and
Independent Journalism in the Philippines
Trailblazing journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of the digital news site Rappler in the Philippines, is fighting for her freedom — and she needs your help. The internationally celebrated, Filipino-American journalist faces potentially a lifetime in prison if convicted on a slew of trumped-up legal charges designed to silence her and her newsroom.
The #HoldTheLine coalition of more than 80 groups, led by the International Center for Journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, is working to end the attacks.
Join us. Show your support by donning a mask with one of Maria’s most popular rallying cries for fighting back: #CourageON and #HoldTheLine. You can upload a digital “mask” to your social profile photos.
Maria, who is the winner of both the ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award and CPJ's Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award, is known for her hard-hitting investigative journalism and media innovations. As Maria herself has said, her case is “a canary in the coal mine” for independent journalism everywhere. Join us in holding the line as we fight for Maria and independent journalism in the Philippines and beyond. #CourageON