CPP slams cyber libel conviction of Ressa by Manila RTC

CPP slams cyber libel conviction of Ressa by Manila RTC

And how come we are not surprised by that?
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) made known that it is supporting the American citizen Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) and founder Maria Ressa and is denouncing her conviction for cyber libel filed by a private citizen.

In a statement released by the CPP last June 15, they said the conviction finding Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos Jr. guilty of cyber libel “is a brazen attack” on press freedom and a way for the Duterte administration to intimidate the media.
CPP slams the conviction of Ressa and Santos for cyber libel
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“By ordering Ressa’s conviction, Duterte ultimately intends to muffle the voices of journalists who dare criticize and expose his regime’s corruption, ineptness and fascist repression and make them bow to his tyranny,” the communist group said.
CPP made it public that they are against the legislation of a cyber libel law and they cite the conviction of Ressa and Santos as the main reason that they should be repealed.
Earlier this week the Regional trial Court of Manila branch 36, Judge Estacio-Montesa handed the verdict for both Ressa and Santos of being guilty for cyber libel law when they wrote and published an article implicating businessman and  private citizen Wilfred Keng to illegal activities.

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