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NUJP: RESSA, SANTOS CONVICTION KILLED PRESS FREEDOM

Media organizations stand with Rappler journalists

A dark day not only for independent Philippine media but for all Filipinos

MARIA RESSA

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Monday called the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. for cyber libel charges a “dark day.”

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, NUJP said the conviction of Maria Ressa and Santos killed freedom of speech and of the press but journalists will not be cowed.

“This is a dark day not only for independent Philippine media but for all Filipinos. The verdict  basically kills freedom of speech and of the press,” NUJP said. READ MORE IN GMA NEWS

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