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Rappler and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Maria Ressa Face Legal Setbacks

Rappler, the independent news site co-founded by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa and subject of the 2021 FRONTLINE documentary A Thousand Cuts, has been hit with major legal setbacks in recent weeks. In late June, the Philippine government took steps toward shutting down the website. Then, on July 8, the country’s Court of Appeals upheld a cyber-libel conviction against Ressa, Rappler’s CEO.
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Filipino Nobel peace prize winner Maria Ressa loses appeal against conviction for cyber libel

Filipino Nobel peace prize winner Maria Ressa, convicted on a cyber libel charge in June 2022, has lost her appeal against the conviction, in a setback to her years-long legal battles.The courts of appeals upheld an earlier decision by the Manila court, convicting Ms Ressa and her former colleague Reynaldo Santos Jr, the Nobel laureate’s website Rappler confirmed.The court also added eight months and 20 days to their proscribed jail time of six years.Rappler described the decision as “unfortunate” and said her counsel will “avail of all legal remedies available to them”.“The decision weakens the ability of journalists to...
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Philippine news site Rappler ordered to shut down, founder Maria Ressa says

HONOLULU — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii on Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.
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Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

HONOLULU (AP) — Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.
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'It is business as usual' - Maria Ressa on Philippines government shutdown orders

After authorities in the Philippines ordered the shutdown of investigative news site Rappler, its founder, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa has said that they intend to continue to operate as normal. Rappler, one of the few Philippines media outlets critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's government, said it wouldn't be...
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