Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition, and is publishing the group’s first “10 Most Urgent” list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expression around the world, in an effort to roll back repressive anti-press policies.
1. Maria Ressa and Rappler (Philippines): Arrest and legal threats for the critical media outlet and its editor. National Bureau of Investigation officers arrested Ressa at Rappler on Feb. 13 over a cyber libel case filed against her by the Justice Department. She was released the next day, but Rappler faces separate retaliatory tax charges. CPJ and First Look Media are partners in a legal defense fund for journalists, of which