Philippines: Nobel laureate Maria Ressa acquitted of last tax evasion charge

Source: CNN

“Philippine Nobel Peace laureate Maria Ressa was acquitted of tax evasion Tuesday, according to her news site Rappler, in the latest legal victory for the veteran journalist. Ressa and Rappler are now cleared of all five tax-related charges filed during the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte, according to CNN affiliate CNN Philippines. … Ressa is currently on bail as she appeals a six-year prison sentence handed down in 2020 for a separate cyber libel conviction. She won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, for her efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines.” (09/12/23)