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A THOUSAND CUTS: On Media, Policing, and Authoritarian Brutality

  • 60 mins

A THOUSAND CUTS focuses on the current effects of Rodrigo Duterte’s infamous “war on drugs” and the shutting down of independent news outlets as well as the arrest, detention, threats and humiliation of journalists, including Maria Ressa. This panel focuses on policing, state violence, and how the media and ideological landscapes enable populism and authoritarianism across the Philippines, U.S. and India. The discussion also serves as the staging ground for transnational forms of creativity, solidarity, and resistance. Click here to RSVP.


  • Maria Angelita Ressa, a Filipino American journalist and author, best known for co-founding Rappler as its chief executive officer.
  • Jinee Lokaneeta, Professor in Political Science and International Relations at Drew University.
  • Gina Dent, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Neferti Xina M. Tadiar (moderator), Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University.

Presented by Cornell Southeast Asia Program, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department (Barnard College), Global Asias Faculty Collaborative (Rutgers University), Rutgers Global, UCLA Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Toronto Women & Gender Studies Institute (WSGI), The Dr. David Chuh Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, and Mark Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies

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Directed by Ramona S. Diaz

Journalist Maria Ressa risks her life and freedom as an outspoken critic of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 1
5:00 pm