PBS NewsHour

What Maria Ressa's conviction means for global news media

Clip: 06/22/2020 | 6m 8s Video has closed captioning.

On June 15th, a court in the Philippines convicted one of the country’s most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, of cyberlibel. Advocates for press freedom quickly called the trial unfair, arguing it is part of a larger crackdown by Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on his political opponents and media critical of him. Nick Schifrin talks to Ressa about an “ominous” global trend toward reporters.

Aired: 06/22/20

Rating: NR

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