European Parliament to PH: Grant ABS-CBN broadcast franchise, drop charges vs Ressa

MANILA, Philippines --- The European Parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution calling on the Philippine government to grant ABS-CBN a broadcast license and to drop charges against Rappler chief Maria Ressa. In a resolution on "the situation in the Philippines, including the case of Maria Ressa," the parliament said it is alarmed about the "deteriorating level of press freedom" in the country. [The parliament] condemns all threats, harassment, intimidation, unfair prosecutions, and violence against journalists, including the case of Maria Ressa; calls for all politically motivated charges against her and her colleagues to be dropped," read the resolution which had 626 votes in fa...Keep on reading: European Parliament to PH: Grant ABS-CBN broadcast franchise, drop charges vs Ressa

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