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Philippines shuts down news site critical of Duterte

Independent media hounded in Southeast Asia

Rappler condemns the Philippine government's decision to close its website. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

MANILA -- The Philippine securities regulator has shut down online news website Rappler for what it claimed to be a breach of foreign ownership laws, but the portal called the move "pure and simple harassment."

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