Maria Ressa
Government crackdown on press continues in Philippines as Congress denies a license for ABS-CBN

In a vote at the congressional committee for franchises, pro-Duterte legislators blocked ABS-CBN franchise license over “political bias” against the president

Journalist Maria Ressa convicted of libel, blow to press freedom in Philippines

Ressa, along with her colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr., were charged of ‘cyber libel’ under a contentious 2012 law by a multimillionaire businessman

Duterte’s exit from ICC a bid to escape probe on drug war?

The International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has led to thousands of deaths, mainly at the hands of vigilantes

Journalist’s arrest highlights Duterte’s war against dissent in the Philippines

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has waged a relentless war against all those who have criticized him or pose a challenge to him. Despite his attacks, or precisely because of these and his crimes, opposition to Duterte is growing

Following massive international pressure, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is released on bail

Maria Ressa, editor of the website, Rappler, was arrested in connection with a case of libel under a draconian anti-cybercrime law. The offending article was however published months before the law even took effect

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