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Arrest of Journalist Maria Ressa Casts Pall on Philippines Journalistic Independence

The U.N. Human Rights Office is calling on the Philippine judiciary to drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa.  It says pursuing the case threatens an independent media in the country.  Maria Ressa, founder and CEO of the independent news outlet Rappler, was arrested on libel charges earlier this week.  She has since been freed on bail. This is not her first arrest.  Ressa, a frequent critic of the policies of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, has...

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