Philippines: Radio journalist face criminal defamation charges
20 Apr 2011

A local city councillor in the Philippines has brought two criminal defamation charges against a radio journalist. Alberto Loyola, who works for Radio DxRJ, was arrested on 18 April and has since been released on bail. Chonilo Ruiz brought the charges after Loyola accused him of lying about the city budget. If convicted Loyola could face up to six years in jail.

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