Amal Clooney : Her new and delicate mission that mixes drugs and censorship

While enjoying his vacation in Italy with her actor husband, Amal Clooney keeps an eye on his brilliant career as a lawyer specializing in the rights of man. On July 8, 2019, his office issued a press release detailing his new mission, a thorny issue.

As reported by AFP, the wife of George Clooney joined the defense team of journalist of the philippines Maria Ressa, “persecuted” because of his coverage of the government of Rodrigo Duterte according to its advocates : “Maria Ressa is a journalist, courageous girl who is persecuted because of his work.” Elected person of the year in 2018 by the magazine Time, the reporter is subject to several charges in connection with its web site information online Rappler.

We will use all legal remedies to defend its rights, the freedom of the press and the rule of law in the Philippines, “adds the lawyer, the lebanese-british 41-year-old. After had joined the defense team of journalists from Reuters recently released in Burma, the mother ofElla and Alexander (2 years) will work in this new case with a team of other lawyers international, in conjunction with colleagues in Manila.

Through its website Rappler, Maria Ressa is very critical of the war anti-drug lethal conducted by the president Duterte, in which thousands of people were killed. She was arrested in march on his arrival at the Manila airport, and then released on bail, accused of having violated the law prohibiting foreign interests from owning media. In 2015, the site had sold bonds to raise funds, among other things, to a u.s. investor, Omidyar Network created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.