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A court victory is not enough to restore Philippine press freedom

End of Duterte era has brought some relief, but media remains under siege

| Philippines
Rappler CEO and Nobel laureate Maria Ressa speaks to the media after being acquitted in a tax evasion case in Quezon City on Jan. 18: There are more battles ahead.   © Reuters

Carmela Fonbuena is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Courageous journalists in the Philippines have been keeping the flame of press freedom alive despite frequent attacks on the profession here. Every day, they face the risk of online harassment, drawn-out legal battles and threats to their own lives.

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