Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa after a Manila court acquitted her of tax evasion. Photo: Reuters
Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa after a Manila court acquitted her of tax evasion. Photo: Reuters

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion: ‘Today, facts win. Truth wins’

  • A court said prosecutors failed to prove Ressa and her company Rappler evaded taxes. She has long maintained the charges were politically motivated
  • Ressa, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, still faces other cases including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal

Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa after a Manila court acquitted her of tax evasion. Photo: Reuters
Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa after a Manila court acquitted her of tax evasion. Photo: Reuters
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