She is the honor winning columnist at the focal point of a prominent fight in court in the Philippines.

To many, Maria Ressa has become an image of the battle for press opportunity in a nation where writers are under danger.

In any case, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters have blamed her for selling counterfeit news through her site Rappler.

The 56-year-old has now been seen as blameworthy of “digital slander”, and could look as long as six years in jail.

She denied the charges, and guaranteed they were politically roused, while the legislature keeps up their authenticity.

This is the thing that you have to think about the news supervisor who rankled the president.

Venturing out from home

Ms Ressa was conceived in the Philippines, however moved to the US as a youngster after military law was proclaimed by Ferdinand Marcos in the mid 1970s.

“I arrived in New Jersey, where I could scarcely communicate in English, and I needed to make sense of what a short earthy colored child would do in this large white world,” she told the BBC’s Lyse Doucet.

Media captionMaria Ressa: “The fight for this age will be the fight for truth”

She concentrated on training and subsequent to learning at the esteemed Princeton University, Ms Ressa came back to the Philippines to “discover roots”.

“I generally felt that I wasn’t as American as Americans and afterward I understood when I returned to the Philippines that I was not Filipino.”


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