Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

Maria Ressa, the CEO of online news platform Rappler, signs an arrest information sheet at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila, Philippines, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against perceived adversaries of the government. Maria Ressa, chief executive of Rappler, is accused of cyber libel over a 2012 […]

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