Philippine Nobel laureate Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion

PHILIPPINE Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa was today acquitted of tax evasion, among a slew of charges she has long maintained are politically motivated, calling the verdict a victory for “truth”.

Ressa, who shared the Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov in 2021, still faces three other cases, including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal that could mean nearly seven years in prison.