The Foreign Desk

The Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte goes after the messengers

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20 June 2020

Episode 337

30 minutes


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The conviction of prominent journalist Maria Ressa is yet another worrying sign of the Philippines’ direction under Rodrigo Duterte. Andrew Mueller talks to Sheila Coronel and Richard Heydarian about Duterte’s assault on democratic norms and to Carlo Bonura about the populist president’s so-called independent foreign policy.

20 June 2020

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