Maria Ressa, the joint 2022 Nobel Peace Prize winner, will feature in the Freedom of Expression Conference World Expression Forum (WEXFO) in Lillehammer this May.
Ressa seen as a spokesperson for the need to defend freedom of expression
Maria Ressa will be the highlight of the Freedom of Expression Conference World Expression Forum (WEXFO) in Lillehammer this May.
The first of what will be an annual event, Ressa is seen as an inspiring spokeswoman for the freedom of expression.
Kristenn Einarsson, CEO of WEFXO, said, in a press release, that “Maria Ressa is an impressive and inspiring spokesperson for the need to promote and defend freedom of expression” and looked forward to welcoming her to Lillehammer.
Ressa, who runs the news service Rappler, has been a vocal critic of outgoing Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Russian journalist and editor Dmitry Muratov. He is seen as one of the few independent and critical voices left in Russia today under President Vladimir Putin.
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