Philippines opposes Nobel winner Maria Ressa going to Norway, calling her a ‘flight risk’

Philippine government lawyers have opposed Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa going to Oslo next month to collect her award in person, describing the journalist in court documents as “a flight risk”.Ressa, co-founder of news website Rappler, and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were awarded the prize in October for their efforts to “safeguard freedom of expression”.The former CNN correspondent, who is on bail pending an appeal against a conviction last year in a cyber libel case, has applied…


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