Maria Ressa: “Rappler will continue”

By Ronnie Lovler

Maria Ressa at a recent conference. Photo courtesy of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Maria Ressa is a shining light as a journalist who personifies integrity and persistence in the way she does her job. She has always done this.

On June 15, 2020, as expected, she and her former researcher were found guilty of cyberlibel, or libel through the Internet. The sentence was handed down by a Manila court, and Ressa and Reynaldo Santos, Jr. face six…