Veteran Philippine Journalist Found Guilty in ‘Cyber-Libel’ Case

By Kyodo News 15 June 2020

MANILA—High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, co-founder of online news outlet Rappler, was on Monday found guilty of “cyber-libel” by a Manila court, CNN Philippines reported.

Ressa, a former CNN correspondent who was named one of Time magazine’s “2018 Persons of the Year”, as well as former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. were both were convicted by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46.

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