Archiv: Maria Ressa


15.06.2020 - 21:37 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

Pressefreiheit: Philippinische Journalistin Maria Ressa verurteilt

Maria Ressa und ein weiterer Redakteur der populären philippinischen Nachrichtenplattform Rappler.com wurden heute zu Haftstrafen bis zu sechs Jahren verurteilt. Die Richter befanden beide der Verleumdung für schuldig. Geklagt hatte ein Unternehmer, der sich in seinem Ruf geschädigt sah.

30.03.2019 - 08:46 [ Techdirt ]

Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Yet Again As Philippines Keeps Finding Bogus Reasons To Arrest Vocal Critic

As we’ve discussed before, reporter Maria Ressa is a powerhouse journalist, who started an important Filipino news site, Rappler.com. Rappler has been (quite reasonably) highly critical of the Filipino government under President Duterte, and over the past few years, the Duterte government has responded with a bunch of highly questionable criminal complaints against Ressa, which all appear to be in direct violation of the country’s 4th Amendment, which is a near carbon copy of the American 1st Amendment. It forbids any law that abridges the freedom of the press (among other things).