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Maria Ressa, founder of news portal

This was the second time in recent months that a cyber libel charge was filed against Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of news portal ‘Rappler’.

Security personnel patrol an accommodation block where Bangladeshi migrant workers are being quarantined after Covid-19 cases were found in the area, Malé, Maldives, 9 May 2020, Ahmed Shurau/AFP via Getty Images

According to Human Rights Watch, authorities in Maldives cracked down on foreign workers protesting wage abuses that escalated during COVID-19 lockdowns.

A woman holds her baby as she speaks on her mobile phone inside a shopping mall during a nationwide lockdown against COVID-19, Islamabad, Pakistan, 18 May 2020, on May 18, 2020, AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images

The research by Media Matters for Democracy is based on a survey with 215 women from across Pakistan and a series of in-depth interviews during the pandemic.