Rappler editor Maria Ressa freed on bail after outcry

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Philippines journalist targeted by President Duterte says cyber-liber case is‘politically motivated’ while US senator condemns ‘trumped-up charges’

Maria Ressa, the editor of an online news outlet critical of the Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, has been released on bail after she was arrested on Wednesday.

Ressa was arrested at the headquarters of Rappler, the news site she founded, by four plainclothes officers and brought to the National Bureau of Investigation where she was held on charges of cyber-libel.

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