A journalist says the Philippines is shutting down her critical news site


Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded.

Maria Ressa, the first Filipino Nobel Peace Prize recipient, says the government is closing Rappler, which gained notoriety for its reporting of President Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.

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