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Philippines affirms news site shutdown order: Nobel winner Ressa

Duterte critic vows to continue operations, says Rappler 'not shutting down'

Maria Ressa at a ceremony for World Press Freedom Day in Geneva on May 3. The Nobel Peace Prize winner said that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler.   © Reuters

HONOLULU (AP) -- Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii on Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.

The Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission affirmed its earlier decision to revoke the certificates of incorporation of Rappler, Ressa said while speaking at the East-West Center in Honolulu.

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