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Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel | Reuters

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel | Reuters

The Philippines is now facing a major blow to media freedom. Maria Ressa, a former CNN journalist and an owner of a website who is known for criticizing the president has been charged with online libel. She refuses to be silent after many have died under Duereteā€™s war on drugs causes concern about human rights. Her charges have come out after Duerete made an anti-terrorism law that makes it easy to arrest any opponent of his.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-media/philippine-court-finds-news-site-chief-maria-ressa-guilty-of-libel-idUSKBN23M03B

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