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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 Duerete’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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