Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersMaria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to tax evasion charges

  • The 56-year-old CEO of news site Rappler is facing several government lawsuits that have caused concern about harassment of journalists
  • She was convicted of libel last month and sentenced to up to six years in prison, a ruling widely seen as a blow to democratic freedoms

Topic |   The Philippines
Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: ReutersMaria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Maria Ressa, executive editor and CEO of Rappler, leaves court after pleading not guilty to tax evasion charges in Pasig City, Metro Manila, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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