Students of the University of the Philippines participate in a protest to defend press freedom in Manila on January 16, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte's government rejected calls to back off on efforts to close a news website that has been reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears for Philippine democracy. The country's corporate regulator revoked the incorporation papers of Rappler on January 15, saying the online portal ceded control to foreign investors in an industry exclusively reserved for Filipinos. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

‘You’ve gone too far’: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rants against media as news website that covered drug war faces closure

Duterte vowed last year to expose Rappler’s “American ownership”, while suggesting the US Central Intelligence Agency funded the outfit

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Students of the University of the Philippines participate in a protest to defend press freedom in Manila on January 16, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte's government rejected calls to back off on efforts to close a news website that has been reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears for Philippine democracy. The country's corporate regulator revoked the incorporation papers of Rappler on January 15, saying the online portal ceded control to foreign investors in an industry exclusively reserved for Filipinos. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS
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