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Ressa on July 6, 2011
Maria Angelita Ressa

October 2, 1963 (1963-10-02) (age 57)
Manila, Philippines
Citizenship United States
Education Princeton University (B.A.)
University of the Philippines Diliman
Occupation Journalist, author
Known for Co-founding Rappler

Maria Angelita Ressa (born October 2, 1963) is a Filipino-American journalist and author. She is best known for co-founding Rappler as its chief executive officer. She worked as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. Ressa was included in Time's Person of the Year 2018.

On June 15, 2020, a court in Manila found her guilty of cyberlibel. As she is a critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Her arrest was seen as politically motivated.

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