Philippines Orders Shutdown of a Critical News Site.

Philippines authorities have again ordered the shutdown of an investigative news site founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa.

Rappler is one of the few Philippines media outlets critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government.
The regulator’s ruling comes just before Duterte leaves office and is succeeded by his ally Ferdinand Marcos Jr. who won last month.

Rappler said it wouldn’t be closing and would challenge the order in court.
She said the ruling had come after highly irregular proceedings, and that the site couldn’t count on rule of law anymore.