BUCHA, Ukraine (The Adobo Chronicles, Moscow Bureau) – The Philippines may no longer be the worst war zone Maria Ressa has ever been in. (Many will recall that it is how how she described her own country in interviews with foreign news media.)
The Nobel laureate and CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines, was seen covering the aftermath of a Russian assault on Bucha in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.
Ressa immediately flew to Ukraine following her recent testimony before the U.S. Senate and meetings with American top officials on the state of freedom of expression in Asia.
We pray for the safety of this courageous woman and others covering the conflict.