Leading journalist arrested in Manila, Hungary for Hungarians, 52 polar bears roam northern Russian town

February 13, 2019

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A closeup of Maria Ressa with her hand up in front of her face.

Maria Ressa, an executive of the online news platform Rappler, speaks to the media after posting bail for tax evasion charges at Regional Trial Court Branch 265, Pasig City, Metro, Manila, Philippines, Dec. 3, 2018. 

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Journalist Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the Philippines, is facing an accusation of cyber libel from the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and Duterte has denounced Rappler as "fake news." Also, we conclude our series on politics in Hungary. Today, how the rise for far-right parties has kept women out of positions of power in the country. Plus, a town in the Russian Arctic struggles to cope with a polar bear invasion.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Daniel Binelli
Label: Sorel Classics
Artist: Free Radicals
Label: Free Rads
Artist: Qais Essar
Label: Qaissar LLC
Song: Let's Go
Artist: Rocky Dawuni
Label: Aquarian Records

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