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If one uses Twitter to sample the general sentiment of the Filipino public, you’d think “press freedom” is top of mind for the majority of Filipinos. With the shrillness of the rhetoric of “activists” that populate social media, one would be forgiven in thinking that “press freedom” is the game-changing issue that will determine this…

Read More “Press freedom” is not the Philippines’ most important issue. It really isn’t.
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If I were a shareholder of “social news network” Rappler, I’d be really pissed. You hire and pay a CEO big bucks and what does she do? She gets my company into a heap of tax trouble and exposes it to a big libel case. Worst of all, she gets arrested and spends most of…

Read More Maria Ressa needs to take a break from #DefendPressFreedom — because she is the CEO of Rappler!
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“Hold the line”. I find this so OA. Maria Ressa is simply not very smart. She can’t stay out of trouble. She should learn from the best. Perhaps even a “minor-minor” blogger can teach her how to kick some ass without getting sued or arrested. I don’t even know why Maria Ressa is acting so…

Read More Maria Ressa’s supporters cannot keep using #DefendPressFreedom to defend a law-breaker

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If #DefendPressFreedom was the burning national issue Maria Ressa makes it out to be, why aren’t politicians making it a cornerstone of their campaign? The fact is, it isn’t relevant because it is a non-issue. Maria Ressa was arrested for charges related to her conduct as leader of a news media organisation. Her case has…

Read More The “movement” to #DefendPressFreedom is all about Maria Ressa and not much else

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Members of the community of cluckity Netizens that orbit the cult of personality of Maria Ressa, CEO of “social news network” Rappler are up in arms. As I write this, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are reportedly serving a warrant of arrest and taking Ressa to custody for offenses related to libel.…

Read More Arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is NOT an “attack on press freedom”. Not at all!
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