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Maria Ressa on Filipino reaction to Duterte government's militarized COVID response

Embattled journalist Maria Ressa talks with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World about how the COVID-19 pandemic has bolstered President Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian approach to governing the Philippines, and how the lockdown there has sparked a social movement among citizens. Duterte's order to kill those breaking quarantine rules, she says, "fueled Filipinos who are stuck at home to go out online, and for the first time, the day after President Duterte said that, #oustDutertenow trended number one overnight and globally as well."

Thai reporter sentenced to jail for libelling chicken farm

December 25, 2019 12:17 AM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - A Thai television journalist was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday (Dec 24) on charges of libelling a chicken farm on Twitter, her lawyer said.

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