Rappler’s Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel ruling

MANILA, Philippines - Rappler's Executive Editor and CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr. have asked the Manila Regional Trial Court to reverse its decision that found them guilty of cyber libel under Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act. In a 132-page motion for reconsideration, they said the Manila Court's decision that resorted to "language that borders on the sarcastic and, at times crosses over to the partial" has "failed to appreciate the role of the media." The decision, they said has not only failed to appreciate the role of the media but also the "importance of the guarantee of freedom of the press in the constitutional architectu...Keep on reading: Rappler’s Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel ruling

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