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  1. Jun 03, 2021 · A Manila court has dismissed a cyber libel charge against Maria Ressa, an award-winning journalist and founder of the Philippine news site Rappler. The dismissal Tuesday came after Wilfredo...

  2. Aug 13, 2021 · Journalist Maria Ressa: 'We're Losing the Battle for Our Rights' in Philippines The cyber-libel case was filed by a college professor against Ressa and a reporter at her news site, Rappler,...

  3. Aug 09, 2022 · The Office of Cybercrime at the Department of Justice reported that 3,700 cyber-libel cases were filed as of May 2022. Of that number, 1,317 were filed in court while 1,131 were dismissed....

  4. Jun 14, 2020 · Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gestures during a press conference in Manila, Philippines on Monday June 15, 2020. Ressa, an award-winning journalist critical of the Philippine president, her online news site Rappler Inc. and Santos were convicted of libel and sentenced to jail Monday in a decision called a major blow to press freedom in an Asian bastion of democracy.

  5. Feb 08, 2016 · A journalist was convicted of libel and another arrested in the Philippines on the same charge in less than two months. But two other libel cases against media workers were dismissed during the same period. Libel is still a criminal offense in the Philippines despite calls for its decriminalization.

  6. Jul 04, 2018 · Case Digests. EN BANC. G.R. No. 13990 September 24, 1918. THE UNITED STATES, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. VICENTE SOTTO,Defendant-Appellant. Facts of the Case: This is an appeal from a judgment of the Court of First Instance of Manila by which the appellant, Vicente Sotto, was found guilty of the crime of libel and sentenced to pay a fine of P600 ...

  7. What is cyber libel case in the Philippines? The cyber-libel case was filed by a college professor against Ressa and a reporter at her site, Rappler, in October over a story which alleged that the professor gave students better grades in exchange for money, an accusation he denied. Can a person go to jail for libel Philippines?

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