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Dunno if anyone's been following the travails of Maria Ressa, she's impressive.

 

Story at https://in.reuters.com/article/philippines-media-idINKBN28P2EW 

 

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa says new libel case 'ludicrous'

By Reuters Staff

MANILA (Reuters) - Maria Ressa, who heads a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, refused to enter a plea on Tuesday in a second cyber libel case she faces, saying the charges against her were ludicrous.

Ressa, a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2018, has faced a series of lawsuits that she says amount to intimidation against her and other journalists in a country previously known for upholding press freedom.

“I will take this all the way to the end, and we will win it, because it’s ludicrous,” Ressa, CEO of news site Rappler (www.rappler.com), told reporters outside the court in Manila.

Ressa’s counsel, Theodore Te, said they had agreed to a conditional arraignment while waiting for a decision on a motion to quash the charges.

Businessman Wilfredo Keng had filed a new cyber libel case against Ressa, accusing her of sharing screenshots of a 2002 article linking him to a criminal report. Keng’s lawyers did not talk to reporters after the hearing.

In June, Ressa was convicted of libel over a 2012 article that linked Keng to illegal activities. She faces up to six year in jail but is appealing the ruling...

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You won't see that news reported on ABS-CBN

 

https://cruxnow.com/church-in-asia/2020/05/closure-of-philippine-tv-station-a-chilling-message-from-duterte-govt-bishop-says/

 

When it was first announced that ABS-CBN was threatened with closure, their main competitor news readers all wore the colours of ABS-CBN in a sign of solidarity

 

Was lovely to see

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