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Truth Matters: The State of Democracy and Press Freedom | LIVE DISCUSSION

13 Mar 2021
Join the PBS series FRONTLINE on March 13 for the premiere streaming of the acclaimed documentary, "A Thousand Cuts" in the Philippines.

FRONTLINE will host a YouTube film premiere and on-demand streaming, followed by a live roundtable discussion featuring:

Maria Ressa: CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
Ramona Diaz: Film Director, A Thousand Cuts
Pia Ranada: Journalist (the office of the President), Rappler
Rambo Talabong: Journalist (security, crime, and Manila), Rappler
Lian Buan: Journalist (justice and corruption), Rappler

Moderated by Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
The roundtable discussion will explore the importance of democracy and press freedom in the Philippines and globally, as Ressa’s legal situation continues to unfold.

From award-winning filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, A Thousand Cuts chronicles the story of journalist Maria Ressa, a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the news media. Ressa and her colleagues have been at the forefront of reporting on Duterte’s brutal war on drugs in the Philippines, and she has endured harassment, arrests and a cyber libel conviction that could result in jail time. In January 2021, she posted bail for her 10th arrest warrant.

Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation, Park Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.
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