For Philippine media under fire, Nobel a ‘shot in the arm’

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By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – When Philippine journalist Maria Ressa shared the Nobel Peace Prize last week for representing press freedom, other media outlets under fire took heart. One journalist described Ressa’s win as like getting a “shot in the arm” as they fight to keep free speech alive in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters. Media organisations interviewed by Reuters said Ressa’s victory could not have come at a more opportune time for a country heading to an election next year and where journalists and freedom of the press face growing threats. Ressa shared t…

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