Maria Ressa (above), co-founder of Rappler

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Maria Ressa has been a bastion of press freedom this year. The co-founder of independent Philippine news outlet Rappler has been fighting multiple court cases since last year when she and former Rappler writer Rey Santos Jr were found guilty of "cyber libel" for a story published back in 2012.

Ressa also picked up the illustrious Nobel Peace Prize last month, in a move that was widely seen as a win for press freedom, freedom of expression and democracy. Ressa spoke to Carmen Nobel at The Journalist's Resource about how to survive in the current media landscape.

According to Ressa, newsrooms must put competition aside in the fight against disinformation and online harassment. That means journalists should promote the good work of their peers.

"We should be thinking about strategies of distribution. So my solution to that is we should be sharing each other. That's what is in our control, right?” Ressa says in the article.

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