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Maria Ressa: ‘Rape and death threats won’t silence me’

Maria Ressa is a veteran journalist from the Philippines – and an outspoken critic of President Duterte.

She’s been arrested twice this year, accused of ‘cyber libel’, violating security laws and corporate tax evasion.

Ms Ressa – who is being represented by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney – says the arrests and threats online, are attempts by the government to silence her.

The Philippines government says the rule of law has been followed “every step of the way” in her case.

A film for 100 Women . Listen to Maria Ressa talking to Lyse Doucet on BBC Sounds.

Maria Ressa: ‘Rape and death threats won’t silence me’

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