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[Published: Wednesday June 29 2022]

 Philippines to close news site

MANILA , 29 June. - (ANA) - Authorities in the Philippines have ordered the closure of an investigative news site. Rappler, which was founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, is one of the country’s few media outlets that is critical of president Rodrigo Duterte, who is poised to be replaced by his ally, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. 
In a defiant statement, Rappler said it wouldn’t be closing and would challenge the order in court. “We will continue to work and to do business as usual,” said Ressa. “We will follow the legal process and continue to stand up for our rights.   - (ANA) -
We will hold the line.”
AB/ANA/29 June 2022 — - -

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