#HoldTheLine: #CourageON for Press Freedom, Speaking Truth to Power – Maria Ressa
Date: July 8, 2021
Photo: Maria Ressa – Byline Times
Via International Center for Journalists
Journalists, human rights activists and other free press advocates across the world are raising their voices in support of Maria Ressa, a trailblazing journalist and founder of the digital news site Rappler in the Philippines. The internationally celebrated Filipino-American journalist faces potentially a lifetime in prison if convicted on the charges she faces in the Philippines — charges designed to silence Ressa and her newsroom.
The #HoldTheLine coalition, a group of more than 80 organizations co-led by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), is mobilizing supporters to speak out on social media by donning physical and virtual masks that say #CourageON and #HoldTheLine — two of Ressa’s most popular rallying cries for fighting back. Join this effort as we fight for Ressa and independent journalism in the Philippines and beyond: https://www.icfj.org/courage-on.