Philippines: What does Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize mean for the rights movement?
17 October 2021 | 10:10 am
Advocates have praised the award for drawing global attention to the Philippines' struggle for press freedom and human rights. It also marks the first time the prize has been handed to a journalist.
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The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has left at least six people dead, five of them, rescue workers hit by a wall that collapsed. After making landfall, typhoon Noru knocked out power in two provinces and left people trapped by floods.
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