‘We’ll fight back’, says Philippine journalist

Publication date 07 December 2018 | 15:27 | ICT

Threatened with prison and closure of the news site she co-founded, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa says there is one clear response to the government onslaught she faces – fight back.



  • At-risk nations plead ‘justice’ at UN climate change summit

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 11:14 | ICT

    NATIONS facing imminent environmental disaster on Monday called on rich polluters to help them back from the brink, as the UN warned the world’s plan to avoid climate catastrophe was “way off course”.

  • World is ‘way off course on climate’

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 08:25 | ICT

    The world is “way off course” in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the UN warned on Monday as nations gathered in Poland to chart a way for mankind to avert runaway global warming.

  • French gov’t seeks course of action in response to unrest

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 08:23 | ICT

    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe holds talks with party leaders on Monday as Paris scrambles to forge a response to violence by anti-government protesters that has left hundreds injured nationwide and caused widespread destruction around the capital.

  • Journalist critical of Duterte pays bail

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 08:23 | ICT

    The journalist who leads a news site that has battled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte paid a cash bail on Monday on a tax fraud charge she says is an effort to intimidate the publication.

  • UN, doctors hammer Oz refugee camps

    Publication date 05 December 2018 | 08:23 | ICT

    Australia’s under-pressure government received a double blow on Monday from the UN and a leading doctors’ group over harsh treatment of refugees on off-shore island camps.

  • Thailand’s foreign election observer ban is an unusual step

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 14:47 | ICT

    (ANN): Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai made news in early November when he announced that he saw no need for foreign observers to monitor the country’s general elections which are expected to take place

  • Putin briefs Trump regarding Ukraine as pressure mounts

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 14:06 | ICT

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow’s robust foreign policy at the G20 summit in Argentina.

  • Summit shows strains over climate change

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 14:04 | ICT

    Strains over climate change marked the end of the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday as the US celebrated what it called a victory for its holdout stance.

  • Violent clashes engulf Paris

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 10:50 | ICT

    Anti-government protesters torched dozens of cars and set fire to storefronts during daylong clashes with riot police across central Paris on Saturday, as thousands took part in fresh “yellow vest” protests against high fuel taxes.

  • Trump hopes to meet North Korea’s leader ‘soon’

    Publication date 03 December 2018 | 10:49 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he hoped to organise a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un early next year, perhaps as soon as January or February.