Duterte critic journo freed after brief arrest | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 30, 2019

Duterte critic journo freed after brief arrest

The head of a Philippine news website Rappler, known for critical reports about President Rodrigo Duterte, was freed on bail hours after she was re-arrested yesterday at a Manila airport on charges she had violated foreign ownership rules. Media watchdogs said the charges against Ressa were trumped up and aimed at intimidating those who challenge Duterte's rule, in particular his deadly crackdown on illicit drugs.

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