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is there some high profile Philippine journalist Maria ressa has once again been freed on bail hours after being re arrested at the Manila airport on Friday on charges she violated foreign ownership rules read that is the chief of Philippine you cite Rappler and a noted critic of the country's president Rodrigo to Terry today I posted bail the seventh time I've posted bail %HESITATION the second time I've been arrested it's obviously clear I am not a travel risk right because I came home even after the new charges were laid out and %HESITATION and the arrest warrant was issued state prosecutors filed the latest charges against her and other rapper executives on Wednesday we'll reserve was on a trip in the U. S. in the Philippine constitution foreign ownership of media is banned but rapture has said foreign investors in their company to not have a say in its operations right now there are eleven active cases against Rappler %HESITATION eleven and then %HESITATION seven times I posted bail all of these cases have been in the last year year and a few months %HESITATION I don't know what the government is afraid of the lawsuit against rapper have drawn international concern about the state of press freedom in the democratic country media watchdogs say the charges against Reso were aimed at intimidating those who challenge securities rule and his war on drugs that has left more than five thousand people dead at the hands of police will stand up and fight against it and as long as we are a democracy under a constitution which has a bill of rights we will demand our rights be respected Reso was one of the people named by time magazine as person of the year in December for quote defending free expression and the pursuit of truth and facts last month reserve was arrested on libel charges after being served a warrant on live television