a proud moment
Pinoy pride fills our heart and spirit to overflowing as we listen to Maria Ressa’s acceptance speech at the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony.
The Nobel Peace prizes were awarded today in Oslo, Norway. This year’s winners were two journalists honored for their unrelenting pursuits of truth in a world becoming less free.
Dmitry Muratov, editor of one of Russia’s last independent news sources, was recognized for his work. Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, editor of Rappler.com, called for a reform of social media platforms.
At stake are truth, facts, our democracy — threatened most by social media and technology. Where the spread of lies, laced with anger and hate, is prioritized over facts. Without the facts, you can’t have truth. If you don’t have truth, you can’t have trust.
Without trust, all is compromised and much is lost. These are the folks at the forefront of this fight. Kudos to them for holding the line for truth and accountability for the rest of us.
This win is a victory for press freedom advocates across the Philippines and the world. Mabuhay!
Originally published at http://changewarrior.blogspot.com.