Reporting in South East Asia: Maria Ressa & Steven Gan

The outlook for press freedom in Southeast Asia is getting more and more dire. An increasing number of countries have come under the rule of authoritarian strongmen and military juntas.

We talked to two prominent journalists, Maria Ressa from the Philippines (Co-founder of Rappler & 2018 TIME Person of the Year) and Steven Gan from Malaysia (Co-founder of Malaysiakini) , who have faced serious repercussions in their struggle to maintain an independent media.

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