Amal Clooney to join Philippine journalist’s legal team

<p>PROMINENT rights lawyer Amal Clooney said she will join the legal team defending Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose news site has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte.</p> <p>Ressa, who was named a Time Magazine&#8217;s &#8220;Person of the Year&#8221; in 2018 for her journalism, faces several criminal charges along with her website Rappler, in what press freedom advocates have branded an act of &#8220;persecution&#8221;.</p>

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