Amal Clooney on Team to Defend Philippines Journalist  

International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a defense team to represent Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, who is a frequent critic of Filipino President  Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement released by her London-based law firm Doughty Street Chambers, Clooney called Ressa "a courageous journalist who is being persecuted for reporting the news and standing up to human rights abuses."Ressa, who was named a Person of the Year in 2018 by Time magazine, is the co-founder of the online news site Rappler. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa talks to...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 9 July

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