Palace communications official says he's against criminal libel

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Posted at Feb 19 2019 10:47 PM

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An official of the Presidential Communications Office believes the arrest of Rappler chief Maria Ressa for cyber libel was done in bad taste. Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco also expressed his opposition to the criminalization of libel. He made his views known as criticism mounts over Ressa's arrest.

Sy-Egco spoke in Europe where he and other presidential communications officials are conducting an information caravan on human rights, press freedom and other issues. - The World Tonight, ANC, February 19, 2019