Philippine press threatened by “Manila Times” precedent
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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’.

Freelance journalist Ronnie Villamor, who was covering a land dispute in Masbate Province, was shot dead by soldiers in an ‘encounter’. Four journalists have been killed this year in the Philippines.

A broad group of organizations and individuals have sent a letter to UNESCO regarding the latter’s classification of the Ampatuan Massacre as ‘resolved’. Fifty-eight persons were killed, including 32 journalists, when armed goons attacked an electoral convoy in a southern province in the Philippines in 2009.