Nobel Prize shines light in ‘dark time’ for Philippines’ Ressa

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By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa got accustomed to working against a backdrop of violence early in her career, having cut her journalistic teeth reporting from conflict zones. But the 58-year-old said even that experience failed to prepare her for the torrent of threats, hatred and abuse she has faced from supporters of her country’s authoritarian president since she co-founded investigative news site Rappler in 2011. “There were so many hate messages … Ninety hate messages an hour, 90 rape threats per minute,” the first Nobel laureate from the…

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