Journalist Has Problems – level 1

22-06-2020 07:00

Maria Ressa is a journalist. She is born in the Philippines in 1963. She moves to the US with her mother. Ressa studies at Princeton University. She works for CNN for almost 20 years.

Ressa starts a news website. On her website, she writes unpleasant things about the Philippine president. In 2012, Ressa writes an article about a businessman. The businessman is very rich. He knows many government officials. It is possible that the businessman has problems with drugs and a murder.

This week, a court in the Philippines sends Ressa to prison. The court says that what Ressa writes is not true. However, some people believe that the Philippine president wants to ruin Ressa’s work.

Difficult words: unpleasant (not nice), murder (when a person kills another person), ruin (to destroy).

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