Maria Ressa, Philippine Journalist and Nobel Laureate, Is Acquitted of Tax Evasion

From a New York Times story by Jason Gutierrez and Mike Ives headlined “Maria Ressa, Philippine Journalist and Nobel Laureate, Is Acquitted of Tax Evasion”:

MANILA — The journalist and Nobel laureate Maria Ressa was acquitted of tax evasion on Wednesday, a rare victory after numerous setbacks in her fight to keep publishing her news site Rappler, whose run-ins with the authorities have become emblematic of the Philippines’ declining press freedoms.

A Philippine court acquitted Ms. Ressa on all four charges against her. She would have faced a maximum sentence of 34 years if convicted.