The media is " extremely vibrant". I would dispute the government attacks. Journalist deaths fell under Duterte and many of those supported Duterte. The deaths, now and before, are due to local gangster politicians. They are not national issues. As are the deaths of politicians in elections
So in a country of thousands of journalists, there is the case of Ressa. There is another one in prison but she is a terrorist. So two. Out of thousands. Journalists can and do write whatever they like, however critical, about the government. Now and before. Even Ressa who publishes what she likes and is free to travel the world saying how her freedom is under attack.
Do you think she is innocent of the libel and SEC charges?