U.S. State Department Issues Advisory To Journalists Traveling To The Philippines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) –  The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for American journalists covering the news in the Philippines.

The advisory came just days after a “60 Minutes” segment aired in which Maria Ressa, CEO of online news source Rappler said that the Philippines is the “worst war zone” she has ever been in.  She made the comment in reference to Rodrigo Duterte’s government which she accused of “weaponizing the law” to curtail her freedom of speech.

The State Department warned foreign journalists to be extra careful when in the Philippines, urging them to wear the appropriate military gear while covering the news.

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