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2022 Leaders on the Frontlines Awards Dinner

The 2022 Leaders on the Frontlines Awards Dinner was held Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, at the InterContinental San Francisco.

The Chang-Lin Tien Distinguished Leadership Award was awarded to Maria Ressa and the Rappler team for their leadership in independent and fearless journalism in the Philippines. Rappler is the Philippines’ leading digital media company driven by uncompromising journalism, enabled by technology, and enriched by communities of action. Network television journalist and author, Tom Brokaw, received the President’s Leadership Award for building a more open and just world through powerful, courageous, and truthful journalism.

Proceeds from this event will sustain LeadEx programs like the Asia Foundation Development Fellows. This program provides emerging leaders from Asia and the Pacific with an unparalleled opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of the region’s critical development challenges. The year-long professional advancement program draws on the Foundation’s extensive 18-country network and local expertise working with innovative leaders and communities across the region.