6 months US urges PH to let arrested journalist ‘operate freely’ MB
By Agence France-Presse The United States on Friday urged the Philippines to quickly resolve a case against arrested journalist Maria Ressa and allow her and her news site Rappler to “operate freely.” Journalist Maria Ressa (2nd R), is escorted by police after an arrest warrant was served, shortly after arriving at the international airport in Manila on March 29, 2019.(Photo by STR / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) A State Department spokesperson said the United States was “concerned” about the arrest of the prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte and called on the Philippines to respect freedom of the press. “The ... more