The woman taking on Duterte in a press freedom fight in the Philippines

The woman taking on Duterte in a press freedom fight in the Philippines
 

The warning signs were all there. But Maria Ressa says “I never saw it coming.”
The founder and driving force behind the Philippines news organisation Rappler admits to surprise when President Rodrigo Duterte effectively declared war on her journalists and heralded with it the biggest threat to freedom of the press the country has seen in decades.
Rappler has only been in existence since 2012, beginning as an online news start-up with 12 reporters, established by Ressa, a former CNN Bureau chief. But over the past two months this small yet bullish group has been at the forefront of a battle... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 87
Source: Guardian
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