HEADLINES LIBEL PRESS FREEDOM

VERDICT ON CYBERLIBEL RAP VS. RESSA, RAPPLER OUT TODAY

“I am embracing the fear”

RESSA

Journalist Maria Ressa said this chilling line as a Manila court was set to announce its verdict on Monday, June 15, on the high-profile cyber libel case of Rappler, its CEO Ressa, and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr.

Rappler said the verdict will have a big implications on the young Philippine cybercrime law and the freedom to publish online.

VERDICT PRIMER: Legal and factual issues in Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case

Ressa faces 7 other criminal charges in different courts, all related to Rappler’s Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs), over which the news company was ordered shut in 2018. READ MORE

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