Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters
Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters
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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa must be allowed fair appeal for sake of press freedom

  • Editor who irritated Rodrigo Duterte and his allies faces up to six years in jail in a country where media organisations are coming under increasing pressure

Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters
Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Philippine news website Rappler, arrives for her promulgation on charges of cyber libel at Manila City Hall. Photo: Reuters
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