Nagpahayag ng concern ang United States sa umano’y desisyon ng Manila Regional Trial Court kay Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at dating researcher Reynaldo Santos sa kasong cyber libel.
“[US] calls for resolution of the case in a way that reinforces the U.S. and Philippines’ long shared commitment to freedom of expression, including for members of the press,” lahad ni US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus.
Gayundin ay nagbigay reaksyon si dating Senator Hillary Clinton sa kanyang social media.
“Maria Ressa was convicted in the Philippines yesterday for doing her job,” ani Clinton.
“As Amal Clooney wrote, the message to other journalists is “Keep quiet, or you’ll be next.” We must fiercely protest attacks on the press. They are attacks on democracy,” dagdag pa nito.
Maaalalang noong Lunes, hinatulan ng guilty ang dalawa sa kasong cyber libel.