Category Archives: The Media

EXCLUSIVE! Amal Clooney Willing To Go To Jail With Maria Ressa

LONDON, The United Kingdom (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – International Human Rights Attorney Amal Clooney today told The Adobo Chronicles that she is willing to go to jail with Rappler CEO and convicted criminal Maria Ressa!

Clooney, a member of an international team of legal experts helping Ressa with her Philippine court cases, was reacting to the outrage expressed by Filipinos over her meddling into the country’s domestic affairs.

In her reactions to the Court of Appeals decision to uphold Ressa’s cyber libel conviction, the wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney said that as a Nobel Laureate, Ressa should be celebrated, not jailed. She also said that the (President Bongbong) Marcos administration should show the world that it is strong enough to withstand scrutiny and allow a free press.

Filipinos criticized Clooney for making public statements despite being ignorant of Philippine laws and facts on the ground.

”I am not just superficially sympathetic to Maria Ressa,” Clooney told The Adobo Chronicles, ”I stand with her 100% in defending press freedom and women’s rights. I am willing to be her cell mate if she ends up going to jail.”

Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa Reports Live From The War Zone In Ukraine!

BUCHA, Ukraine (The Adobo Chronicles, Moscow Bureau) – The Philippines may no longer be the worst war zone Maria Ressa has ever been in. (Many will recall that it is how how she described her own country in interviews with foreign news media.)

The Nobel laureate and CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines, was seen covering the aftermath of a Russian assault on Bucha in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

Ressa immediately flew to Ukraine following her recent testimony before the U.S. Senate and meetings with American top officials on the state of freedom of expression in Asia.

We pray for the safety of this courageous woman and others covering the conflict.

Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa’s Rappler Rejoices Over Internet Censorship!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Rappler founder and CEO Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize was predicated on her supposed advocacy for press freedom, yet her actions and that of her least-trusted news brand in the Philippines seem to contradict the very premise of her award.

Rappler, known for its anti-Duterte and anti-Marcos stance, appeared to rejoice and celebrate over Facebook’s decision to warn viewers of the SMNI news network and film director Darryl Yap’s Facebook pages for alleged fake news and propaganda.

Instead of defending SMNI and Yap’s right to free speech, Rappler happily announced the FB sanction on its social media account:

For its part, Rappler is known to be weaponizing its social media platform to attack the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his family.

Rappler is one of Facebook’s fact-checking partners in the Philippines.

There have been calls to revoke Ressa’s Nobel Prize because of the consensus that she didn’t deserve the honor, vis a vis, for example, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.