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Ressa ‘politicized’ press freedom: Palace exec

MANILA – Presidential Human Rights Committee Secretariat (PHRCS) Undersecretary Severo Catura on Monday night cautioned against the politicization of human rights, particularly of press freedom, in relation to the cyber libel conviction of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa. During an online program “Biblia at Politika”, Catura said politicizing human rights could weaken societal structures and...

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MALACAÑANG PALACE INSISTS RAPPLER COVERAGE BAN ALLOWED

MANILA — Malacañang reiterated on Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s coverage ban on news site Rappler does not violate any law, describing covering the Palace as a “privilege, not a right.” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said despite the ban, Rappler still has access to regular Palace briefings which are live-streamed and televised, signed laws, and other important...