29 May 2020

Fake news, persecution & press freedom in the Philippines

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 29 May 2020
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Photo: https://festival.docedge.nz/

In "A Thousand Cuts" award-winning documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz tracks the way Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte uses social media to spread disinformation, persecute journalists and wage a brutal drugs war.

In particular the film follows journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa (one of the journalists included in Time's Person of the Year 2018) as she puts her freedom on the line in defence of truth.

Lynn Freeman talks to Ramona Diaz about how hopeful she is that Maria Ressa and her band of mostly female journalists will be able to continue holding the line.

"A Thousand Cuts' is showing as part of the Doc Edge Online Film Festival 2020.