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MariaRessa
Mar 05 10:15 AM

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Thanks for watching, @Eriberto T. Yes, it's part of the reason I'll be in Brussels the next two days: will be kicking off the Nobel Summit later today. Then tomorrow, will be at the European Commission and later in the afternoon at the European Parliament to discuss the DSA. It's critical that Big Tech be more transparent and be held accountable for the manipulation it enables. Which means we need access to their data flows, the networks they form, and we need to be given back power over our own data!

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Tonight from 7-9pm in Brussels https://www.nobelprize.org/events/nobel-prize-dialogue/brussels2024/ working on my presentation now :)

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MariaRessa
Mar 05 05:53 PM

Landed in Brussels, showered and ready! We start in 10 mins

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Am told tickets are sold out, but you can watch online in the link above

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MariaRessa
Mar 05 06:10 PM

Backstage

06:10 PM

With Oleksandra Matviichik, Nobel Peace Prize 2022

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MariaRessa
Mar 06 09:22 AM

Good late morning from Brussels! Two calls to action later today. This event led by EU VP Vera Jourova focuses on attacks on women online

09:22 AM

13:45 Opening of the streaming


14:00 Welcome by the Moderator


Introductory remarks

Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission

Keynote address by

Slavica Grkovska, Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia


Video messages:

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament 

Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (TBC)

Zuzana Čaputová, President of Slovakia

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (TBC)

Hillary Clinton, former US State Secretary


14:35 Testimony by Brendan Cox (on-line)


14:45 High Level Panel discussion: Women in politics


Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, Member of the European Parliament

Assita Kanko, Member of the European Parliament

Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, European Commission

Silvana Koch Merin, President and leader of Women Political Leaders

Jackson Katz, activist on issues of gender, race, and violence

Cindy Southworth, Global Head of Women’s Safety at Meta


15:45 Coffee break


16:05 High Level Panel discussion: Women in journalism and activism

Matthew Caruana Galizia, activist, son of assassinated investigative journalist Daphne Anna Caruana Galizia

Maria Ressa, journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Teresa Ribeiro, OSCE, Fifth Representative on Freedom of the Media

Ailbhe Smyth, academic, feminist and LGBTQ activist, figure of Irish women’s liberation movement

Marta Lempart, Founder of the All-Poland Women’s Strike


17:05 Testimony by 

Beeban Kidron, Member of the House of Lords and Chair of 5Rights Foundation


17:15 Concluding remarks by

Bénédicte Linard, Vice-President and Minister for Gender Equality, Children, Culture and Media of the French speaking Community, Belgium

Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission


17:30 End of the event

09:24 AM

Near simultaneously, MEP Alexandra Geese will have Frances Haugen, FB whistleblower, open, and I will close a hearing at the European Parliament on how the DSA can help cut down disinformation during this year of elections.

09:24 AM

Greens MEP Alexandra Geese event

Protecting the 2024 Elections: From Alarm to Action

How the DSA can protect democracy by meaningfully addressing the virality of disinformation and hate speech

Keynote: Frances Haugen

Panel 1: recommender systems, disinformation, elections and the DSA 

Renate Nikolay, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, EU Commission

Marc Faddoul, transdisciplinary technologist, expert on recommender systems and algorithmic audit, Director and Co-Founder of AI-Forensics

Tanya O'Carroll, independent advisor, strategist and leader focused on tech accountability, human rights and social justice

Panel 2: CSO meet enforcement authorities roundtable - the future of recommender systems

Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Co-Founder and President of the Panoptykon Foundation

Arturo Bejar, Whistleblower, former Facebook employee and consultant for Instagram

Dr. Martin Degeling, Technical Expert "Auditing of Recommendation Systems" at the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

Felix Kröner, Policy Advisor at RESET.tech

Emily Gorcenski, Data Scientist, Thoughtworks

Anne Marie Pollock, Director of Policy, “Democracy and Fundamental Rights”, Coimisiún na Meán

Dr. Julia Marquier, Head of Unit “Net neutrality, Platforms and Artificial Intelligence” at the German enforcement authority, Bundesnetzagentur

Prabhat Argwal, Head of Unit of the 'Digital Services and Platforms' Unit at the European Commission's DG CONNECT

Maria Ressa delivering closing comments 

17:45  - 5 min remarks and 10 min Q&A


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PM Kaja Kallas of Estonia said this to Europe: "This is our time!"

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MariaRessa
Mar 06 01:26 PM

Vera Jourova, EU VP for Transparency & Values kicks off #WomenInPublicLife

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She follows Ursula von der Leyen, President of European Commission, and Roberta Metzola, President of the European Parliament

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MariaRessa
Mar 08 12:22 AM

Good morning from Manila!!

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MariaRessa
Mar 08 12:30 AM

Happy Women’s Day!

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Mar 10 01:07 AM

Hi Maria’s Journal. Update on And So It Begins. We are in back-to-back film festivals in Europe this week. If you know anyone in Thessaloniki or Copenhagen, join us.

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Eriberto T.
Mar 10 12:18 PM

Good luck to the filmmakers and event organizers. We cannot afford to be there, so we will just wait until it is shown here in the Philippines. 😢

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Mar 10 03:02 PM

Hi, Maria! Glad to be part of this community.

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Jodesz Gavilan
Mar 13 06:07 AM

Hi everyone! Rappler's @herbie (Herbie Gomez) and I just published an investigative piece yesterday about the properties linked to doomsday preacher Apollo Quiboloy and the the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Our investigation uncovered three properties in North America (US and Canada) worth P338 million. Join Rappler+ to read our piece to know more: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/apollo-quiboloy-mansions-properties-lifestyle-north-america/

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MariaRessa
Mar 15 04:05 PM

Dear Friends, pls forgive me for my radio silence the past week. I landed in Manila last Friday, March 8, showered, changed and ran to the Women's Day event at Miriam College by Spark!PH Maica Teves and France's Ambassador Marie Fontanel

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Made it to the Philippines in time for my mom's 80th birthday, which we celebrated by the ocean :)

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Drove back to Manila Monday morning, and by that time, I really wasn't feeling well so I went to the doctor, who wanted to hospitalize me because she said my immune system was so compromised that I had developed a rare form of eczema that was now systemic. I said that was impossible because I needed to get on a flight that night! She gave me a ton of medicines and tests I needed to get done. It was the absolutely worst 48 hours I've lived through in a while. I felt like the creature from the black lagoon ... in constant pain every time I moved.

04:15 PM

I just needed to sleep. It was easy this time because NOT sleeping was painful! (so a long plane ride was good for that hehe)

04:17 PM

I landed in DC Tuesday afternoon, still in pain - but thankful it was only me in pain, that I wasn't contagious. I just kept drinking water, and I went to sleep by 630pm! To get ready for Wednesday ...

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MariaRessa
Mar 15 04:23 PM

I couldn't miss this. I asked Jim Risen, why me? Why not him? And also don't they name awards for people who are dead?! https://www.rappler.com/about/university-of-maryland-maria-ressa-journalism-awards-2024/ Thank you, University of Maryland. I was in awe of fellow awardees. When I read what happened at Kansas City's Marion County Record, I thought this couldn't be happening in America! Eric's house was raided by the police. His Mom, who wrote for the paper, stood up against the cops. Let him tell you what happened the next day. And the ProPublica investigative report on SC Justice Clarence Thomas was groundbreaking, while the Daily Northwestern blew the whistle on systemic hazing in its football program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dI5P0zbL9Y

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04:24 PM

The opening panel was fantastic. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dI5P0zbL9Y

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By Wednesday morning, I was feeling significantly better. Even my swollen lymph node was less painful and had gotten smaller ... sorry if tmi ... because this was also extremely interesting. Have you ever heard of deliberative technology? https://keough.nd.edu/event/digital-democracy-defending-democratic-norms-with-new-deliberative-technologies/

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MariaRessa
Mar 15 08:05 PM

AND SO IT BEGINS is in its last 10 minutes. Will be live with Ramona Diaz on her new film at the Copenhagen Film Festival @RSD (how's the audience been reacting so far?!) I'm at an airport in DC :)

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MariaRessa
Mar 17 01:38 AM

Good Sunday morning from Seoul! Tomorrow kicks off the 3rd Summit for Democracy.

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Mar 17 03:13 PM
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AND SO IT BEGINS is in its last 10 minutes. Will be live with Ramona Diaz on her new film at the Copenhagen Film Festival @RSD (how's the audience been reacting so far?!) I'm at an airport in DC :)

The Greek and Dutch audiences have been amazing! In the film Maria FaceTimes her parents and she says “I should’ve been in Greece” - that got a big laugh in Thessaloniki of course. And in CPH applause when she wins the Nobel. .

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Lara
Mar 18 12:42 AM

Good morning from Seoul, Korea and the Third Summit for Democracy. This year’s theme is “Democracy for Future Generations”

12:44 AM

@mariaressa is speaking this afternoon on an expert roundtable on “AI and Emergong Technologies: Right-Respecting Innovation in Democratic Societies”

12:46 AM

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will open the Summit

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MariaRessa
Mar 18 01:38 AM

Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol keynotes the first time that the world comes to Asia for the Democracy Summit (and thanks, @lara for posting earlier!)

01:40 AM

28 foreign ministers sit in front of me

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MariaRessa
Mar 18 05:55 AM

Pls join us as the Summit for Democracy continues @here link for livestream above!

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Mar 18 08:23 AM

Here is the livestream link for the expert roundtables at the Summit for Democracy https://www.youtube.com/live/KwC9ypS_ZJI?si=UETnvEQcd-sXaN-q

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Jodesz Gavilan
Mar 19 08:37 AM

Hi everyone! We just released the part 2 of our series exploring the properties of doomsday preacher Apollo Quiboloy. We found out two more properties in the United States worth P262.52 million traced to Quiboloy and his controversial Kingdom of Jesus Christ. One is a lavish mansion in Las Vegas worth about P165 million. Read the story here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/apollo-quiboloy-more-united-states-properties-hawaii-las-vegas

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MariaRessa
Mar 20 04:08 AM

Good evening from South Bend, Indiana! On Tuesday, I flew from Seoul to Chicago, then drove about 2 and a half hours to Notre Dame University! Tomorrow will be full of meetings as a policy fellow at the Keough School of International Affairs https://news.nd.edu/news/nobel-peace-prize-laureate-maria-ressa-to-speak-at-notre-dame-forum-event/

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MariaRessa
Mar 20 01:51 PM

Good morning from Notre Dame University! Did you know that my lead lawyer for the cyber libel case now at the Supreme Court is a human rights professor at Notre Dame? Meet Diane Desierto: https://asia.nd.edu/news/fighting-to-defend-human-rights-university-video-features-diane-desierto-maria-ressa/ More lawyers have been killed than journalists in the years under Duterte. Diane, I know you're lurking here ... thank you!

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Mar 23 05:57 AM

ICYMI, the delegation from the Philippines was led by Secretary Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). You can watch his remarks at the 3:22:10 mark

Each dignitary was invited to make a 3 minute statement and in reality most of the 31 speakers went well over time.

Secretary Uy touted the Marcos administration's tech policy and concluded his prepared remarks with this quote, "The Philippines remains steadfast in our long-held championing of peace, democracy, justice and prosperity, buoyed by our commitment to responding resiliently to the emerging challenges and opportunities in the global arena.”


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MariaRessa
Mar 23 02:16 PM
Lara

ICYMI, the delegation from the Philippines was led by Secretary Ivan John Uy of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). You can watch his remarks at the 3:22:10 mark Each dignitary was invited to make a 3 minute statement and in reality most of the 31 speakers went well over time. Secretary Uy touted the Marcos administration's tech policy and concluded his prepared remarks with this quote, "The Philippines remains steadfast in our long-held championing of peace, democracy, justice and prosperity, buoyed by our commitment to responding resiliently to the emerging challenges and opportunities in the global arena.”

Thanks, @Lara what was it like to attend the summit?

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And good morning from Notre Dame University! Look what Diane Desierto announced on Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/DrDesierto/status/1771318079554809862 what that means, we have yet to create, but if you have ideas, please let us know!

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MariaRessa
Mar 23 02:24 PM

In last few hours at Notre Dame, which was really fantastic. Very different from being in a university on either coast. Also, it's Catholic, and faith runs deep into its values. I spent most of the last 3 days meeting with students, speaking with faculty about their research, about the state of the world. I knew so little about the university and the town of South Bend (which has its own zip code). To me, it was Touchdown Jesus and football Notre Dame. It is so much more! Anyway, running to pack now. Will try to share more from airport. Still searching for solutions to fight the corruption of our information ecosystem and the insidious manipulation Big Tech subjects us to. Next stop is LA and the creatives of Hollywood ... among the folks we will be with: US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy (remember his report on impact on kids released last May?), Kerry Washington, Halle Berry, Jane Fonda ... and more: https://www.unreasonableconversation.org/2024-press-release @here

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Mar 24 07:47 AM
Jodesz Gavilan

Hi everyone! We just released the part 2 of our series exploring the properties of doomsday preacher Apollo Quiboloy. We found out two more properties in the United States worth P262.52 million traced to Quiboloy and his controversial Kingdom of Jesus Christ. One is a lavish mansion in Las Vegas worth about P165 million. Read the story here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/apollo-quiboloy-more-united-states-properties-hawaii-las-vegas

This series proves how Pastor Quiboloy greatly benefited from his exploitation of KOCJ members and the way he twisted their religious beliefs for his own interests and benefits. Thanks to Rappler's investigative journalists, J Gavilan, etc. 👍️

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MariaRessa
Mar 25 04:53 PM

Good morning from the Getty Center in LA. Kerry Washington kicks off #UnreasonableConversation

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Can we change the world with the stories Hollywood tells? Yes, says Olivia Pope :)

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Phoebe Robinson hosts the day

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So cold in LA!

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Adam Conover, one of leaders of WGA strike last year, leads first panel on labor rights!

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MariaRessa
Mar 25 05:32 PM

Up now: To Write Stories about Women’s Health (yes, That includes Menopause)
Keynote by First Lady Jill Biden in conversation with Halle Berry

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MariaRessa
Mar 25 08:21 PM

How great when Kerry Washington does the selfie!

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Waiting backstage for our panel: To Reclaim The Algorithm
Maria Ressa
Prentice Penny
Tobias Rose-Stockwell
Moderated by Alaphia Zoyab

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MariaRessa
Mar 25 11:38 PM

Jane Fonda on climate

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Remember Dr Christine Blasey Ford? With another truth teller Chanel Miller

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She had a book launch last night in LA

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MariaRessa
Mar 28 01:37 AM

Good evening from New York City! Tomorrow at the Institute of Global Politics, we'll be at this joint event with Aspen Digital -- AI's Impact on Global Elections. Vera Jourova, EU's most powerful figure on regulations along with Eric Schmidt and Open AI's Anna Makanju speaking ... the time to act is now https://igp.sipa.columbia.edu/events/aspen-ai-and-global-elections-conference-livestream

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MariaRessa
Mar 28 05:49 PM

Great to be talking about AI and Democracy with Hillary Clinton and Vera Jourova

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I think this is the 5th country Vera and I are together - from Brussels to Kyoto to Seoul …

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MariaRessa
Mar 28 06:16 PM

Setting the Stage: Risks to the 2024 Global Elections
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs; Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair
- Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
- Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Journalist; Cofounder, CEO, and President of Rappler; IGP Carnegie Distinguished Fellow
- Gillian Tett, Columnist and Editorial Board, Financial Times (moderator)

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Implications for the Upcoming US Elections
- Jocelyn Benson, Secretary of State of Michigan
- Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of Homeland Security; Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Chertoff Group
- Dara Lindenbaum, Commissioner, Federal Election Commission of the United States
- Anna Makanju, Vice President of Global Affairs, OpenAI
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs; Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair (moderator)

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MariaRessa
Mar 28 06:36 PM

Anna Makanju says Dall-E will not generate photos of politicians

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Mar 28 06:47 PM

Hello! My name is Gabby Reed and I'm a psychologist and Health and Wellness teacher in Dallas, TX. We are doing a project called Chasing the GOAT in which my students identify the Greatest Of All Time. You are my GOAT.

I have two quick questions: What have you found to be the greatest challenge in your career? What personal habits do you find most impactful in your daily life? I'd love to show my students that it's possible to get a response from someone they admire.

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I know you are incredibly busy! Thank you for all you do!

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MariaRessa
Mar 28 07:00 PM

Hi Gabby, will respond later to great questions!

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The Role and Responsibilities of Tech Companies
- David Agranovich, Director, Global Threat Disruption, Meta
- Yasmin Green, CEO, Jigsaw (Google)
- Clint Watts, General Manager, Microsoft Threat Analysis Center
- Vivian Schiller, Vice President and Executive Director, Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute (moderator)

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Mar 28 07:24 PM


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What We’ve Seen From Recent Global Elections
- Dominika Hajdu, Policy Director, Center for Democracy & Resilience, GLOBSEC
- Javier Pallero, Digital Rights Researcher and Activist, Argentina
- Ethan Tu, Founder, Taiwan AI Labs
- Anya Schiffrin, Senior Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs and Director, Technology Media and Communications specialization, Columbia SIPA (moderator)

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Spotlight Interview
- Eric Schmidt, Co-founder with his wife Wendy, Schmidt Sciences; Former CEO & Chairman, Google (joining virtually)
- Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs; Columbia University; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair (moderator)

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MariaRessa
Mar 31 02:23 PM

Hello from Manila - and Happy Easter! As you can imagine, Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday are celebrated widely in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. https://www.rappler.com/world/global-affairs/pope-francis-calls-gaza-ceasefire-easter-sunday-message-2024/

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Mar 31 02:40 PM
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Hello! My name is Gabby Reed and I'm a psychologist and Health and Wellness teacher in Dallas, TX. We are doing a project called Chasing the GOAT in which my students identify the Greatest Of All Time. You are my GOAT. I have two quick questions: What have you found to be the greatest challenge in your career? What personal habits do you find most impactful in your daily life? I'd love to show my students that it's possible to get a response from someone they admire.

Happy Easter, @Gabby R - thank you for explaining GOAT and choosing me :) would love to hear more abnout other choices :) on greatest challenge: gosh, there are several, but lifelong ones? 1. knowing when to move on and end a good thing to start something better - I chose broadcast television at its peak - the creation of CNN, and it was wonderful to set up its Manila bureau - and then when my boss, Eason, asked me to set up the Jakarta bureau. For 18 years, I was CNN's face in Southeast Asia - such an incredible learning experience. When I decided to resign and come home to the Philippines to head ABS-CBN, many told me NOT to do it, that it was a step backwards. Then the tsunami hit days before I was supposed to start as the head of news. Staying put, saying no to breaking news in Aceh - that was a hard career moment. My team went to Aceh and covered the tsunami without me (except while they got there, I was reporting from the PH). It was absolutely the right move. I left CNN because I thought it was time to actually help build something myself - not just to report what others were doing. While extremely hard and a massive culture change, I learned a ton - and led me to help create Rappler 6 years later. 2. Know the difference between recruiting stars vs building a team ... which leads to knowing the difference between ego and impact. It takes a team to have impact. Finally, in daily life: creating a routine or workflow but being able to change at a moment's notice -- I think I call that living in the moment. Take all your experience and chart a path, but know when you have to switch directions. You only know that if you're living in the moment.

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Happy Easter, @Gabby R - thank you for explaining GOAT and choosing me :) would love to hear more abnout other choices :) on greatest challenge: gosh, there are several, but lifelong ones? 1. knowing when to move on and end a good thing to start something better - I chose broadcast television at its peak - the creation of CNN, and it was wonderful to set up its Manila bureau - and then when my boss, Eason, asked me to set up the Jakarta bureau. For 18 years, I was CNN's face in Southeast Asia - such an incredible learning experience. When I decided to resign and come home to the Philippines to head ABS-CBN, many told me NOT to do it, that it was a step backwards. Then the tsunami hit days before I was supposed to start as the head of news. Staying put, saying no to breaking news in Aceh - that was a hard career moment. My team went to Aceh and covered the tsunami without me (except while they got there, I was reporting from the PH). It was absolutely the right move. I left CNN because I thought it was time to actually help build something myself - not just to report what others were doing. While extremely hard and a massive culture change, I learned a ton - and led me to help create Rappler 6 years later. 2. Know the difference between recruiting stars vs building a team ... which leads to knowing the difference between ego and impact. It takes a team to have impact. Finally, in daily life: creating a routine or workflow but being able to change at a moment's notice -- I think I call that living in the moment. Take all your experience and chart a path, but know when you have to switch directions. You only know that if you're living in the moment.

I love that TS Eliot quote from TRADITION AND THE INDIVIDUAL TALENT about how the latest novel you read is affected by your appreciation of/the fact you read Shakespeare and then how your understanding of Shakespeare is affected by the latest novel you read. I love that idea and used it here: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/05/31/2020-commencement-remarks-maria-ressa

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Apr 01 02:50 PM

Happy Easter to you and thank you so much for your beautiful response! I relate so much to your comments about building something and recruiting the right team. I'm building a Wellness department aimed at supporting our 900+ boys at St. Mark's and it's the most rewarding work made so much easier and more fun by having the best people by my side! And yes, flexibility is key! Every day I come in with a plan for the day and inevitably things change - and that's a good thing! It means that I am where I'm needed! I can't wait to share your comments with my class! I wish you all the best!

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Apr 02 02:35 AM
Gabby R

Happy Easter to you and thank you so much for your beautiful response! I relate so much to your comments about building something and recruiting the right team. I'm building a Wellness department aimed at supporting our 900+ boys at St. Mark's and it's the most rewarding work made so much easier and more fun by having the best people by my side! And yes, flexibility is key! Every day I come in with a plan for the day and inevitably things change - and that's a good thing! It means that I am where I'm needed! I can't wait to share your comments with my class! I wish you all the best!

Thank you for asking - and good luck in your endeavors!

02:36 AM

Watching this closely. It's the largest defeat for Erdogan in about 2 decades. I remember when he first won in 2002. I did a lot of stories about Islam and democracy while I was Jakarta bureau chief. This may be a gamechanger. Is it the economy? Undelivered promises? https://www.rappler.com/world/turkey-resurgent-opposition-thumps-erdogan-local-elections/

02:36 AM

Good morning from Manila!

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Apr 05 04:03 AM

Good morning from Doha (in transit to Boston)! You may have seen reports that a publicly listed company, MRC Allied, expressed interest in purchasing Rappler shares. Funny that MRC shares jumped to a high of 41% before closing up 28% (just because it expressed interest, which is different from action)! It’s nice to know we’re valued :) a far cry from when the PH tried to shut us down. There seem to be speculations that all this may change ownership of our little train that could. On our end, nothing has changed. Rest assured that built into our shareholders agreement is that the journalists have editorial and economic control. 

As many of you know, Rappler has a vision for the future of news in the age of disinformation and machines. That’s why you’re on our matrix protocol app :) we will continue protecting you and the integrity of our information ecosystem … no matter what hehe

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Apr 05 11:15 AM
MariaRessa

Good morning from Doha (in transit to Boston)! You may have seen reports that a publicly listed company, MRC Allied, expressed interest in purchasing Rappler shares. Funny that MRC shares jumped to a high of 41% before closing up 28% (just because it expressed interest, which is different from action)! It’s nice to know we’re valued :) a far cry from when the PH tried to shut us down. There seem to be speculations that all this may change ownership of our little train that could. On our end, nothing has changed. Rest assured that built into our shareholders agreement is that the journalists have editorial and economic control.  As many of you know, Rappler has a vision for the future of news in the age of disinformation and machines. That’s why you’re on our matrix protocol app :) we will continue protecting you and the integrity of our information ecosystem … no matter what hehe

Maria, I am elated too that MRC Allied is not engaged anymore in extractives. Thanks for sustainability vetting.

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Apr 05 11:05 PM

At Wellesley tonight and tomorrow to look for solutions to the problems and attacks against democracy. Hillary Clinton quotes Madeleine Albright, “I’m an optimist who worries a lot.”

11:07 PM

“You learn from discomfort. We cannot teach students if we don’t address that.”

11:07 PM

“We have smart students, but they don’t know much history.”

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Apr 06 01:57 PM

Today’s Renewing Democracy: Women Leading the Way begins!

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Apr 07 01:29 PM
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Maria, I am elated too that MRC Allied is not engaged anymore in extractives. Thanks for sustainability vetting.

Thanks for your thoughts, @Rodne Galicha!

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Apr 07 02:12 PM

Good morning from NYC! Landed last night from Boston. The sun is out; the world is fine! Am going to go for a walk, then will be working until meetings begin tonight (morning in Manila). For the last few weeks, I've been thinking about two projects (aside from Rappler): the class I'll be co-teaching at the Institute of Global Politics at SIPA/Columbia University this fall; and literally, the future of news in the age of machines. Today, I have to write a paper on this science fiction world that my imagination is creating. Of course, part of the reason, we built this matrix protocol chat app aligns with that - and the pattern of behavior of Big Tech, but what kind of world will we have in 3 years? How will the business of news survive? How will journalism's form and substance change? What laws, if any, will have been passed? Ideas and inspiration welcome! And if you share, I'll share hehe I present the paper April 16, which we will then workshop. How do we prevent a dystopian future? @here

02:14 PM

How much will people change because of the technology we use? How will societies (and democracies be affected? How will we maintain our faith in the goodness of human nature when the incentive structure of the technology we use incentivizes our worst? For news (and as a CEO): how will our communities/audiences change?

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Apr 07 03:15 PM
MariaRessa

How much will people change because of the technology we use? How will societies (and democracies be affected? How will we maintain our faith in the goodness of human nature when the incentive structure of the technology we use incentivizes our worst? For news (and as a CEO): how will our communities/audiences change?

"... the incentive structure of the technology we use incentivizes our worst." Yes, indeed, it does. From dark design patterns to algorithms, the system itself is designed to exploit human psychology. However, I feel like a tipping point will eventually be reached because awareness will only accumulate over time, right?

Things like Ground News (a platform that makes it easy to compare news sources, read between the lines of media bias, and break free from algorithms), Veilid (a new decentralized Application Framework that is similar to Tor that, in my limited understanding, basically aims to implement the concept of "decentralization" to app development on a low level), and Mastodon exist.

Personally though, ever since I first learned about the Cambridge Analytica scandal (4 years ago, I'm turning 22 in a few months), I still don't have the faintest idea on how can we change the current trajectory of how technology interacts with information. I have come to understand that often, your typical consumer doesn't really care about their privacy (towards the system, not other users) when the tradeoff is between that and convenience. Likewise, changing things from within the system isn't really viable if your proposed change is not monetizable, and monetization is currently best acquired by the app that can capture "attention" best.

Nevertheless, I believe that at some point, all these efforts that are being made in pursuit of decentralization will eventually break into aspects of society like politics and journalism just like how cryptocurrency changed things for finance.

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Lou
Apr 08 01:48 AM

Good thing you missed the earthquake!

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Apr 08 01:15 PM
Lou

Good thing you missed the earthquake!

I was on the plane then! Hello, @Lou! Hope all is well with you!

01:18 PM

Good morning from NYC! Yesterday was such a sunny, bright spring day. Today is my first back in the Institute of Global Politics at SIPA/Columbia University. The weekend thinking about the next 3-5 years was like writing a science fiction short story. We are living in such "interesting times" ... remember the Chinese curse hehe ... anyway, we'll do our best to live up to this moment. Separately, more than 200 civil society groups are working together on a letter to Big Tech companies. Rappler and I have just signed on. Hope you all have a great day!

01:20 PM
izaya

"... the incentive structure of the technology we use incentivizes our worst." Yes, indeed, it does. From dark design patterns to algorithms, the system itself is designed to exploit human psychology. However, I feel like a tipping point will eventually be reached because awareness will only accumulate over time, right? Things like Ground News (a platform that makes it easy to compare news sources, read between the lines of media bias, and break free from algorithms), Veilid (a new decentralized Application Framework that is similar to Tor that, in my limited understanding, basically aims to implement the concept of "decentralization" to app development on a low level), and Mastodon exist. Personally though, ever since I first learned about the Cambridge Analytica scandal (4 years ago, I'm turning 22 in a few months), I still don't have the faintest idea on how can we change the current trajectory of how technology interacts with information. I have come to understand that often, your typical consumer doesn't really care about their privacy (towards the system, not other users) when the tradeoff is between that and convenience. Likewise, changing things from within the system isn't really viable if your proposed change is not monetizable, and monetization is currently best acquired by the app that can capture "attention" best. Nevertheless, I believe that at some point, all these efforts that are being made in pursuit of decentralization will eventually break into aspects of society like politics and journalism just like how cryptocurrency changed things for finance.

Thanks for your thoughts, @izaya ... this is exactly why we built this matrix protocol chat app. We need to maintain the integrity of information for our public information ecosystem. It boggles my mind how generative AI is repeating the mistakes of social media. Which only means we need to raise these issues and demand better.

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Apr 09 09:14 PM

Hello from New York! Behind the scenes at MSNBC with @mariaressa about to go live on Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house

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Apr 09 09:44 PM

@mariaressa on air with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace alongside former State Dept official and Time Magazine managing editor Rick Stengel

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Apr 09 09:52 PM

“In every country where democracy is backsliding, women are a target”

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Talking #FactsFirstPH and communities of action

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Thanks so much, @Lara -- so glad we could meet in NYC!

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Apr 14 01:02 PM

Good afternoon from Italy!

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Apr 14 01:12 PM

This is the global competition on AI & Journalism that Rappler won - full report here https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/uploads/b844aa75-5bbe-4990-9288-d5e88911d400/ai-in-journalism-challenge-2023-20240411.pdf

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