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Philippines Orders Independent News Outlet Rappler to Be Shut Down

HeadlineJun 29, 2022

In the Philippines, the independent news outlet Rappler has been ordered to shut down by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission. Rappler’s founder, the Nobel Peace laureate Maria Ressa, has vowed to fight the order, which comes in the final days of Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency. On Thursday, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late Filipino dictator, will be inaugurated as president.

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