‘A Thousand Cuts’ Film Discussion

November 29, 2021
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A recording of this event is available below.

Join us for a discussion of ‘A Thousand Cuts’ with a panel featuring:

  • Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner, co-founder and CEO of, Fall 2021 Shorenstein Center Fellow, and Center for Public Leadership Hauser Leader,
  • Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer of FRONTLINE
  • moderated by Kathy Pham, Shorenstein Center and Rita Allen Foundation Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School

This discussion touches on issues of press freedom, threats to female journalists online and off, and the intersections of technology and authoritarianism that work to advance disinformation and suppress the work of journalists.

About the film: Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. Learn more about ‘A Thousand Cuts’ and watch the full film here.

Cosponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Human Rights PIC.

This event was livestreamed on Facebook by FRONTLINE.