Newshub18 :In the Philippines, media outlets criticizing the government have been ordered to shut down.
Authorities in the Philippines have ordered the closure of the investigative news-based website Radapler again. The announcement comes ahead of the expiration of the term of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. News from the BBC.In the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte is a rapper in a handful of media outlets critical of the government.
It was founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist Maria Resa, along with a few others. In response to the closure announcement, Radhapler said on Wednesday that they would challenge the order in court.In a statement, the media said, “We have decided to appeal against this decision. It has been decided that there are many irregularities in the process from the beginning.
The regulatory body first issued a restraining order against the rapper in 2016. That said, the company has sold its controlling power to a foreign company. This is in violation of the Philippine media’s foreign ownership restrictions.
Radhaplar has been fighting against this order since then. A statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the state regulator, said on Tuesday that the decision to revoke the company’s license remained in place. Because, as the commission and court review has shown, the process of raising funds for Radhaplar is unconstitutional.In a statement, the rapper said the latest order was a “guaranteed ban.” However, it could not be confirmed whether the news release should be stopped immediately.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Maria Resa said the site would not be closed.
The rapper was fiercely critical of the war on drugs declared by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The campaign has been criticized for hatred, human rights violations and corruption.Last year, Resa received the Nobel Peace Prize along with a Russian journalist. He was praised for bringing to light the issues of abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in his country