Bio

 

Maria A. Ressa

Author-in-Residence, International Centre for Political Violence & Terrorism Research

S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Nanyang Technological University

Maria Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for more than 25 years, nearly two decades as CNN’s bureau chief in Manila then Jakarta. As the former CNN lead investigative reporter focusing on terrorism in the region, Ms. Ressa wrote the region’s first book documenting the growth of Jemaah Islamiyah and its links to Al-Qaeda, Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of Al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia. For the past six years, she determined strategic direction and managed about 1,000 journalists for ABS-CBN, the largest multi-media, multi-platform news operations in the Philippines. Her work aimed to redefine journalism, combining traditional broadcast, new media and mobile phone technology for social change.

A graduate of Princeton University, she taught courses in broadcasting and political science at the University of the Philippines and Princeton. Her next book’s working title is 10 Days, 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook.

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  1. The seeds of your hardships when you were part of ABS-CBN’s BMPM opened our eyes and because of that we have our Facebook PAGE (http://facebook.com/lungsod.pasay) that helps bridge the gap between the common Pasayenos and the individuals who directs our path. Our local govt officials are now aware that their citizenry is watching and will relentlessly watch for the betterment of our City. We value the contributions you’ve made to social media in our country and now we are reaping it. We hope you could visit our FB Page so you could see the impact you and your team made on Pasay City. Thank you for leading the way and we will continue to plant more seeds so others can emulate it. Mabuhay ka Maria Ressa!

  2. brian arthur says:

    maria resa is a living legend. she indeed defined broadcast journalism in asia and an epitome of what a journalist should be. i want to know more about her and her simple joys in life. Godspeed maria resa!

  3. brian arthut says:

    maria resa is a living legend. she indeed defined broadcast journalism in asia and an epitome of what a journalist should. i want to know more about her and her simple joys in life. Godspeed maria resa!

  4. pol says:

    just curious on her resignation with abs cbn… frankly speaking,,, it dosent seem right…knowing the facts on whats the issue there,,, is penuts compared to her previous endeavours with CNN…

  5. Jhonny Paul H Lagura says:

    i just love this woman … very complete… an inspiration…hope to see her personally… have coffee… talk about her chosen career and most importantly, her being Maria Ressa :)

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