Fearless Filipino journalist Maria Ressa discusses How to Stand Up to a Dictator on September 13

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      Renowned Filipino journalist Maria Ressa will speak at the SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on Tuesday, September 13.

      Ressa will discuss the threat disinformation campaigns pose to the world's increasingly polarized democracies, a topic covered in her upcoming book, How to Stand Up to a Dictator, scheduled for release on November 17.

      The conversation with Ressa--who received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for her fearless defense of press freedom and democracy in the Philippines--will be moderated by Carol Off, former host of CBC Radio One's As it Happens.

      Tickets for the in-person event are $11.15 ($5.88 students/seniors), with a free livestream also available, and you can register here. Note: masks are required at this event.

      This SFU Vancouver Speaker Series event is presented in partnership by SFU Vancouver, SFU Public Square, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, the Digital Democracies Institute, Ouano Foundation, the University of British Columbia and the Global Reporting Centre.