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78 groups call for dismissal baseless tax cases against Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI) has joined 77 other civil society and journalism organizations in calling on the Philippine authorities to drop a series of tax and foreign ownership cases against IPI Executive Board member Maria Ressa ahead of a hearing in one of the tax cases on July 22. IPI Director of Advocacy Ravi […]

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IPI urges Philippines to drop tax cases against Maria Ressa

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, called for a criminal tax case against Philippines journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped ahead of a hearing in the case tomorrow. Ressa, a member of IPI’s global executive board, faces an hearing on July 22 in one of three […]

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Maria Ressa: Fearless journalism found guilty

The conviction of journalist and IPI Executive Board member Maria Ressa is highly deplorable and marks a sad day for press freedom in the Philippines, the International Press Institute (IPI) said.  The Manila Regional Trial today convicted Ressa, CEO of the news website Rappler, and former Rappler writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. on charges of cyber […]

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The Big Chill: Maria Ressa’s conviction is an attempt to stifle new journalism voices in Asia

This week’s criminal conviction of IPI Executive Board member Maria Ressa of the Philippines online news site Rappler and former Rappler writer Reynaldo Santos Jr threatens to see journalists jailed while chilling new voices around the region. Across the Asia-Pacific region, new digital media like Rappler have been bringing a critical overlay of accountability journalism. […]

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