Groundbreaking Philippine Editor Challenges Tech Giants to Protect the Public Sphere | International Center for Journalists

Maria Ressa, whose trailblazing news site is under constant threat for speaking truth to power in her native Philippines, says social media giants that have been used to spread lies have a responsibility to protect the public sphere.

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Philippine journalist: Tax charges are fake

Maria Ressa says the charges against her are intended to "harass" her for criticising the state.

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Crusading website Rappler and boss indicted on murky tax evasion charges

Veteran journalist critical of Philippine president Duterte to be charged with tax evasion

The Philippine government said that it would charge a veteran journalist and her online news startup with tax evasion, a move the publication described as an attack against the media by President Rodrigo Duterte. The country’s Department of Justice said it had grounds to indict the startup, Rappler, and its founder, Maria Ressa, for tax evasion and failure to file tax returns.

As Rappler faces yet another legal battle, foreign journalists express support for the media organization and urge others to defend press freedom

Read more about Top Philippines news site face tax evasion charges on Business Standard. The Philippines Justice Department said it had "found probable cause" to indict investigative news site Rappler and its CEO and executive editor on charges of tax evasion, the media reported on Sunday.

Top Philippines news site and company chief face tax evasion charges

The Philippine Department of Justice has charged one of the country's top media outlets and the company's president with tax evasion.

Her news site, Rappler, called the charges “intimidation and harassment” and accused President Rodrigo Duterte’s government of trying to silence critical coverage.

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