Philippine journalist released on bail after arrest causes outcry
Thursday, 14 February 2019 () The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel charges that critics say is a government effort to bully journalists.
CNN reports Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippine journalist and vocal critic of the country's president, was arrested Wednesday in connection with "cyber libel" charges against Rappler, the news site she oversees. Ressa was formally arrested on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, she was served an...
Maria Ressa, chief of Philippine news website Rappler known for its scrutiny of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has been released on bail after her widely condemned arrest for libel charges the..