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Frontline: A Thousand Cuts

Premieres Friday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m.

FRONTLINE

"A Thousand Cuts" — Trailer

From award-winning filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz, A Thousand Cuts, examines Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on the press- and his prime target, journalist Maria Ressa. Ressa — CEO and Executive Editor of the independent news site Rappler and a TIME Magazine Person of the Year — is currently facing jail time under a cyber libel law, and her case has become a cautionary tale of the escalating threat to freedom of the press. The film follows Ressa and her colleagues, and key players in the government through this escalating war.