“A cautionary tale:” that’s how Maria Ressa describes her fate, after a Manila court convicted her and a former Rappler writer/researcher of cyber-libel. The total damages in the case were worth P400,000.
Rappler has been absolved from any liability.
The court found that the allegations in the original article against business-owner Wilfredo Keng — which accused him of involvement in illegal activities based on a intelligence report — were “defamatory” and not confirmed with law enforcement agencies.
More on ABS-CBN News: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/06/15/20/rapplers-ressa-ex-researcher-get-up-to-6-years-in-jail-for-cyber-libel.