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  • By: Maria Ressa
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  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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How to Stand Up to a Dictator

By: Maria Ressa
Narrated by: Maria Ressa
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Brought to you by Penguin.

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 and the UNESCO Press Freedom Award 2021

What will you sacrifice for the truth?

Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power. But her work tracking disinformation networks seeded by her own government, spreading lies to its own citizens laced with anger and hate, has landed her in trouble with the most powerful man in the country: President Duterte.

Now, hounded by the state, she has 10 arrest warrants against her name, and a potential 100+ years behind bars to prepare for - while she stands trial for speaking the truth.

How to Stand Up to a Dictator is the story of how democracy dies by a thousand cuts, and how an invisible atom bomb has exploded online that is killing our freedoms. It maps a network of disinformation - a heinous web of cause and effect - that has netted the globe: from Duterte's drug wars, to America's Capitol Hill, to Britain's Brexit, to Russian and Chinese cyber-warfare, to Facebook and Silicon Valley, to our own clicks and our own votes.

Told from the frontline of the digital war, this is Maria Ressa's urgent cry for us to wake up and hold the line, before it is too late.

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©2022 Maria Ressa (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"A personal hero of mine...she's an important warning for the rest of us." (Hillary Clinton)

"Maria Ressa is 5ft 2in, but she stands taller than most in her pursuit of the truth." (Amal Clooney)

"Maria is a key voice...she is so incredible in so many ways." (Carole Cadwalladr)

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A Decent Human Being.

A phenomenal woman, courageous, honest, a fighter for all that is good and right in our world against the corruption of dictators and ignorant social media CEO's and people of power. She has stuck with her principles of truthful and honesty journalism, despite threats and severe pressure from thugs and people in high office to do otherwise. Maria Ressa is a very deserving recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and a decent human being.

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Understand what you are seeing - a must read

An incredibly enlightening book that reveals the hidden human manipulation by the world of technology.

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Sad but inspiring journey of the plight for truth

Individuals and Organisations must be held accountable now, before we lose democracy. Maria's story is a demonstration of resiliance and hope for a better future.

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Everyone should know this book

Honest, heartfelt, shocking. If you haven’t got much time, skip part I but don’t give up.