Coronavirus live news: Beijing enters 'extraordinary period' as it races to contain new Covid-19 outbreak
WHO warns UK not to lift lockdown; Iran deaths top 100 for first time in two months; cases worldwide near 7.9m. Follow the latest updatesWHO cautions against further lifting of lockdown in EnglandDemand for flu vaccine soars as countries plan for second Covid-19 waveRepublicans insist Trump Tulsa rally won’t spread coronavirus Beijing has entered an ‘extraordinary period’ says city spokespersonSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.28am BST One of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, Maria Ressa, has been found guilty of cyber libel charges, a verdict that could lead to seven years in prison and is likely to be viewed as a major set back for democratic rights in the country, the Guardian’s Rebecca Ratcliffe reports. The verdict was issued by Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa in a Manila court on Monday, where just a limited number of attendees were permitted as part of coronavirus prevention measures. Snatched interview with Maria Ressa: The quality of our democracy is at stake #mariaressa #rappler pic.twitter.com/2CmC0vJbGq Related: Maria Ressa: Rappler editor found guilty of cyber libel charges in Philippines 2.23am BST The British government must urgently ensure that more than 1 million children have reliable internet access at home or risk irreparable harm to their education, a cross-party group of MPs and former ministers has said.Tony Blair is among a number of prominent figures, including a Tory grandee, to back calls to equip 1.3 million children eligible for free school meals with a broadband connection and devices. Related: Give 1m UK children reliable broadband or risk harming their education, MPs say Continue reading...
More like this (3)
Ressa has been subject to sustained campaign of gendered online abuse and has been targeted by...Ressa has been subject to sustained campaign of gendered online abuse and has been targeted by Philippine leader Rodrigo DuterteThe UN’s cultural agency has awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting has made her a target of her country’s judiciary and online hate campaigns.Ressa, a former Asia lead investigative reporter for US network CNN and head of domestic...
High-profile barrister says 10th arrest warrant for Duterte critic showed the Philippines was trying to silence...High-profile barrister says 10th arrest warrant for Duterte critic showed the Philippines was trying to silence RessaHuman rights lawyer Amal Clooney has accused the Philippine government of an “increasingly transparent campaign” to silence Maria Ressa after the journalist was charged with cyber libel for the third time.Ressa, one of the Philippines’ most prominent journalists, already faces a series of legal charges that could lead...
This month's focus is on Maria Ressa, editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted...This month's focus is on Maria Ressa, editor of the news website Rappler, who was convicted of cyber libel in the Philippines last month.