Netizens Burns Maria Ressa for Claiming the Philippines as "Deadliest for Journalist" in 2017

World-renowned journalist and CEO of the controversial news media outlet Rappler got the ire of netizens after her claimed on social media that the Philippines is the "Deadliest for Journalist" in 2017 as she based her findings from the World Press Freedom reports.


Netizens took to social media and burns Maria Ressa's statement as they posted proof that the Philippines is not the only place in Asia where journalist are in danger because of the fact that the same report World Press Freedom that the deadliest for journalist is North Korea and Syria which are certainly part of Asia.

Veteran blogger Thinking Pinoy revealed on his latest Facebook Page how Maria Ressa and Rappler twisted the news by saying that the Philippines is the deadliest place for journalist although the country improved in its ranking compared to the time of former Pres. Aquino.



Thinking Pinoy revealed during the year 2017 the World Press Freedom Index reported that the Philippines ranked 141 out of 180 but Rappler reported that it improved when compared to the 2017 ranking the Philippines ranked 127 out of 180 but Ressa reported that the Philippines is the deadliest country in Asia for journalist.

A concerned netizen John Rose also explained that during the year 2015, the RSF Ranking of the Philippines is at 141 with a total of 4 journalists killed and in 2017 the RSF ranking of the Philippines is at 127 with the same number of 4 journalists were killed but Maria Ressa highlighted the number of killed journalist as the highest in Asia together with India.

It is interesting to note that the lower the RSF Ranking the better. The lower the number of journalists killed the better the rankings of a country.


Netizen Jacob de Vera also pointed out that some people forgot that Syria and Afghanistan belongs to Asia, thereby concluding that what the RSF wrote that the Philippines is the deadliest in Asia is false or perhaps an oversight on their part.

John Rose added further that based on the RSF report there were two (2) killings in Afghanistan (Rank 120), as for Syria there were 8 (Rank 177). The deadliest place for journalist is in Syria, which is indeed still part of Asia.

Source: Facebook

Netizens Burns Maria Ressa for Claiming the Philippines as "Deadliest for Journalist" in 2017 Netizens Burns Maria Ressa for Claiming the Philippines as "Deadliest for Journalist" in 2017 Reviewed by Phil Newsome on December 24, 2017 Rating: 5
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