TIME Magazine features TIME Person of the Year and besieged Filipino journalist Maria Ressa of Rappler. Image credits to TIME.

TIME Magazine has again honored Filipino journalist Maria Ressa by including her in the TIME 100 Most Influential People listing that includes culture icons, pioneers, artists, leaders, titans of industries.

Ressa, the Chief Executive Officer of Rappler online news network, was listed among Icons with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama, and 10 others.

The Filipino journalist is the 2018 TIME Person of the Year representing international journalists who protect democracy by fighting for media freedom.

Ressa had also received the Golden Pen of Freedom and the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wrote the TIME report about Maria Ressa’s inclusion in the list. Albright writes about Ressa’s courage in the face of assault on truth, remaining “committed to exposing corruption, documenting abuse and combatting misinformation.”

“But Maria remains undaunted,” writes Albright about the government charges and court cases she and her news network and facing.

Ressa is quoted in the article saying, “We are journalists, and we will not be intimidated. We will shine the light. We will hold the line.”

“That is precisely what she has done,” writes the former U.S. state official.

Send your encouraging words in the comments below for Maria Ressa, Filipino journalist and press freedom champion.

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