Journalists didn’t howl ‘death of press freedom’ when Tita Cory sued Louie Beltran for libel - Gilbert Remulla

Journalists didn’t howl ‘death of press freedom’ when Tita Cory sued Louie Beltran for libel - Gilbert Remulla

A former mainstay in our primetime news, is making the news again.
Former ABS-CBN reporter Gilbert Remulla is calling out his fellow journalist over the apparent overacting in the interpretation of position as regards the crime of libel.

Remulla via Twitter posted his thoughts after Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) and founder Maria Ressa and former Rappler reporter Reynaldo Santos, Jr, has been convicted by a Regional trial Court in Manila for the crime of cyber libel.
Former Cavite lawmaker Gilbert Remulla'
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He cited that during the Corazon Aquino presidency, journalists did not raise any howl or raise any issue of curtailment of the free press, when the president filed a libel case against veteran journalist and Philippine Star columnist Louie Beltran
“When Cory Aquino, as president, successfully sued Louie Beltran for libel, I don’t recall anyone in the media calling it the ‘death of press freedom’ or the ‘death of democracy, “Of course, she was an Aquino,” in his Twitter account
Remulla made the tweet after some journalists described the conviction of Ressa and Santos as a big blow or some curtailment to the country’s press freedom.

Ressa along with Santos was found guilty when they published in Rappler alleging that Wilfred Keng a private citizen and business was linked to illegal activities such as illegal drugs and human trafficking.

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