Philippines journalist charged with tax evasion

The journalist and her supporters say this is persecution by a government that sees journalists as the enemy.

A senior journalist in the Philippines has appeared in court over multiple tax evasion charges.

Maria Ressa says the case is politically motivated.

Her news agency, Rappler, has been called “fake” by the government of President Rodrigo Duterte.


Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports from Manila.