Hold the Line

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Filipino American investigative journalist and Rappler founder Maria Ressa speaks at an event at the Committee to Protect Journalists headquarters, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Press Freedom Center, in New York on September 21, 2022.

Hold the Line Coalition urges Philippine president to keep Maria Ressa out of jail

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. should demonstrate his stated commitment to press freedom by ending the State’s attempts to jail Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa, who is threatened with imprisonment in a Philippine jail, the Hold the Line Coalition has urged. This week, the Philippine Court of Appeals rejected Ressa’s motion for a reconsideration of her 2020…

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Maria Ressa at CPJ's 2018 International Press Freedom Awards. (Getty images/Dia Dipasupil for CPJ)

Hold the Line Coalition condemns 16 new legal complaints against Maria Ressa and Rappler

Ahead of national elections in the Philippines on May 9, the State has stepped up its attacks on Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa and the news outlet she leads, Rappler. “This dramatic escalation in the legal harassment of Maria Ressa and Rappler highlights the urgent need for the Philippines’ to decriminalize libel and do away with laws…

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