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ABS-CBN shutdown, Maria Ressa threat borne of Duterte’s ‘contempt’ for press – int'l human rights lawyer
President Rodrigo Duterte's threats against Maria Ressa and ABS-CBN are intended to have a chilling effect on independent voices among civil society, says lawyer Caoilfhionn Gallagher
A letter from Filipino-American journalists says the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr 'poses threats to freedom of the press and democracy'
The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power
Sa ibinabang desisyon, hindi batas ang nangibabaw; ang nagwagi ay ang pagbaluktot ng batas para sa kasiyahan at interes ng mga nasa kapangyarihan at kanilang mga kasabwat
(4th UPDATE) The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty
(UPDATED) Nothing in ABS-CBN’s 1995 franchise says that it allows the broadcast of only one channel
The petition, which got over a million signatures in just day, is launched days before the House hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal bills
In the end, the question is left unanswered: why can't government do widespread mass testing for the novel coronavirus?
Filipinos join MovePH's online campaign to tag their representatives on social media, in a bid to move forward deliberations on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal
To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives
The actress lists down what she says are the real issues: free mass testing, aid for the vulnerable, the country's healthcare system, job losses, and hunger
ABS-CBN's franchise was delayed because it was not prioritized by Congress
Sa pagitan ni Cordoba, Cayetano at Calida sino ang may sala? Aba’y silang lahat, pati na ang boss nila, si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte
The actor continues to criticize the government’s move to shut down the operations of his home network
'What does the law do for us, the citizens, the taxpayers?' The Kapamilya actress shares her thoughts on the 'dura lex sed lex' argument.
ABS-CBN's contract artists and employees take their #LabanKapamilya campaign online
ABS-CBN news head Ging Reyes calls for support from fellow media workers and the public to fight for free press during the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines' Black Friday protest
'As a democracy with not very strong institutions, you need people in the media to provide that check and balance,' says former Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang following the ABS-CBN shutdown
Campus publications stand with ABS-CBN and band together with fellow journalists to make their voices heard
What is it like to cover the justice beat at a time when journalists themselves figure into the Duterte administration's novel legal actions against dissenters?
'Campus journalism goes beyond medals and certificates.... With or without press conference season, student writers should always speak up.'
'My heart is breaking,' Sharon says after the sign-off on May 5
Journalists and media workers are still covering the COVID-19 pandemic despite budget cuts, threats to press freedom, and risk of possible infection
ABS-CBN's news program is broadcast online and on ANC for the first time since the NTC issued a cease and desist order against the network
There are at least 9 bills filed with Congress seeking the network’s franchise renewal
'Strong public interest and equity demand that ABS-CBN be allowed to continue its operations,' ABS-CBN's lawyers tell the Supreme Court
13 senators file a resolution asking the Senate to express its sense on the National Telecommunications Commission shutdown order against ABS-CBN
(UPDATED) The main petition wants to void the NTC shutdown order entirely
Communications Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio asks actor-turned-Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez for a message to his friends at ABS-CBN and he says the unexpected
No single event led to this. No lone person could have pulled it off without our apathy.... By enabling or ignoring the gradual erosion of the rule of law, we all made this possible.
(UPDATED) Media workers nationwide issue statements and gather to protest the order of the National Telecommunications Commission to shut down ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN will be back, and soon, because it has the support of the people
'Naniniwala ako na sa panahong ito ay dapat magmalasakitan ang bawat isa, Kapuso man o Kapamilya,' says the country's 'Superstar'
While ABS-CBN programming is still available online, many homes in rural areas still get their content from TV and radio
Korina Sanchez tells Rappler’s Maria Ressa what it felt like to watch ABS-CBN go off-air two days after World Press Freedom Day
Which ABS-CBN shows are you going to miss the most?
(UPDATED) Media abroad are highlighting the closure of the Philippines' 'largest TV network' amid the COVID-19 pandemic
(UPDATED) ‘We need a free press to serve as the public’s watchdog of inept, abusive, and corrupt governance,’ one school statement reads
ABS-CBN is popular on the island in Western Visayas that hosts one of its local stations
Yes, the NTC is wrong in its cease and desist order. But President Duterte is overall responsible; House leaders are complicit.
Peter Musñgi, whose voice is familiar to generations of Filipinos, is the last voice many hears as ABS-CBN is forced to sign off
'We are therefore calling on Congress to immediately remedy the situation by approving ABS-CBN's application renewal with due haste, and for NTC to issue a temporary permit while the matter is being tackled by our legislators'
For years, President Duterte has threatened to block ABS-CBN's franchise renewal
'Why hasn’t Congress acted on it? Who is at fault here?' says Solicitor General Jose Calida the morning after a cease and desist order silences the Philippine broadcast behemoth
From voicing out their support to creating images that showed the company colors of ABS-CBN, artists express solidarity with the media giant, its workers, and Filipino supporters
The NTC's cease and desist order against ABS-CBN primarily affects its television and radio broadcast arms. Here are the platforms where you can still access ABS-CBN news, entertainment, lifestyle, and sports content.
The justice chief also says Solicitor General Jose Calida's quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN is now moot
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque denies the National Telecommunications Commission was pressured into deciding against the network giant
'Anong klaseng mga tao ang gumawa nito?' says the actor as ABS-CBN goes off-air
The Commission on Human Rights says the closure order sends a chilling effect on media and freedom of expression in the Philippines