Writers at Risk Database

Maria Ressa

Ressa, acclaimed journalist and CEO of digital news outlet Rappler, faces legal and political backlash for covering human rights abuses. She was convicted of tax fraud and cyber libel… More

Maria Josephina Vergina Laurio Jover

Writer and anonymous blogger on criminality, Laurio’s identity was revealed in October 2017. Since then, she has faced a barrage of threats, including threats of rape. She reportedly moved… More

International Pen Condemns Attack in Ampatuan

International PEN joins the international community in condemning the politically motivated attack in the Philippines on November 23, 2009, in which at least 17 journalists were killed. More

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