Rodrigo Duterte Critic Found Guilty of Libel in the Philippines

The chief government of a popular Philippine news web site was convicted of cyber libel,…

The chief government of a popular Philippine news web site was convicted of cyber libel, a verdict viewed greatly as a blow to press flexibility in the Southeast Asian nation.

Award-successful journalist Maria Ressa, fifty six yrs outdated, founded and heads Rappler, recognized for its crucial protection of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. Monday’s convictions of Ms. Ressa and a previous writer for Rappler relate to a 2012 write-up containing allegations that a nicely-recognized businessman experienced been beneath government surveillance more than alleged ties to…