Another critic squeezed in Duterte’s heavy hand

Filipino state regulator's order to close down media group Rappler on suspect legal grounds augurs ill for press freedom and democracy

Manila, January 17, 2018 4:54 PM (UTC+8)
Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte raising a clenched fist during his campaign sortie in Lingayen, Pangasinan, north of Manila. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
Then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte raising a clenched fist during his campaign sortie in Lingayen, Pangasinan, north of Manila. Photo: AFP/Noel Celis
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