Maria Ressa left a court in Manila on Thursday after being arrested on Wednesday.
Ressa is renowned for her critical coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government and was among journalists that Time Magazine voted the Person of the Year last year.
The journalist was arrested at his office in Manila on Wednesday. The charge, which deals with defamation on the net, can give up to twelve years in prison. The charge concerns a case Ressa wrote about a businessman in 2012.