Filipino journalists - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino journalists


Never again, vow Filipino journalists on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:35 PM

At least 30 groups and close to a 100 journalists sign a joint statement to 'renew our pledge to serve the people, to continue speaking truth to power, and to guard and defend freedom of the press and of expression from all threats'

Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig dies

Jan 14, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Twink Macaraig dies after battling cancer

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Twink Macaraig in an interview on her battle against cancer on TV5 in 2017. Screenshot from TV5 video

LODI honors Filipino journalists for defending press freedom

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:55 PM

12 journalists are honored for their achievement in the cause of press freedom, including Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

Jessica Soho and Mike Enriquez on why journalism matters

May 04, 2018 - 1:00 PM

GMA 7's veteran broadcast journalists talk about journalism, the changing media landscape, and the challenges

Journalists on fighting fake news: Be more discerning, take a stand

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Panelists at the #FactsMatterPH forum held in Laguna share their thoughts on how ordinary citizens can take part in preventing the spread of disinformation online

Journalist Ed Lingao: 'You have to fight back'

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news

Photographer Ezra Acayan: 'I am human first before I am a journalist'

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead

Ed Lingao launches group in honor of late daughter

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:08 PM

The group launches two books – 'What Do You See Ellie' and 'Appreciating Art'

When Philippine media is threatened

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:07 PM

In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting

Duterte is no. 1 source of fake news – veteran journalist

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:13 PM

'The worrisome part of this is that most of the sources of disinformation is being perpetrated by government officials on taxpayers’ money,' veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas tells a Senate panel probing the proliferation of fake news

VETERAN JOURNALIST. Veteran journalist Ellen Tordesillas speaks at the second Senate hearing on the proliferation of fake news on January 30, 2018. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

86% of Filipinos say news reports are accurate – U.S. think tank

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The Philippines ranks second among 38 countries in terms of fairness and accuracy, a recent survey by Pew Research Center says

PHILIPPINE MEDIA. The Pew Research Center survey shows Fiilipinos believe reporters give fair and accurate news.

Lies about foreign ownership a form of harassment - Rappler

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:56 AM

We don’t mind being criticized; we just ask that it be honest and factual

Amid harassment, Rappler vows to #InspireCourage

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Rappler is not alone in this challenging environment. Other journalists and media companies have been subjected to covert and overt forms of harassment.

[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime press freedom in particular is under siege He keeps shoving it and it keeps retreating not even digging in or defending much less fighting back

Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria named Nieman Fellow at Harvard

May 02, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Managing editor Glenda M Gloria joins 23 other journalists from all over the world who will be members of Nieman class of 2018

Change has come!

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment

The courage of Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc

Dec 29, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Presidents paramours politicians public figures – Letty loved them as any no nonsense journalist would: she loved giving them their reality check

Going for a digital education

Jun 28, 2015 - 7:04 PM

For a year my teacher and classmates were names on a computer screen But learning online has its benefits – you get to share perspectives from others coming from a different cultural background

WEB LIMITS. Some Cubans think the limited access to the Internet is another government restriction

#AnimatED: Explaining the media

Apr 06, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We realize that for all the media’s vital role in a democracy and their influence on the country’s national affairs little is known about how the Fourth Estate works what principles guide us and how we make decisions

Cops, warden face raps for blocking media in Maguindanao massacre trial

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Lest these BJMP and PNP officers have forgotten the November 23 2009 massacre was a direct attack against free elections and press freedom

Rappler's Patricia Evangelista receives AFP Kate Webb Prize

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:47 PM

The prize recognizes exceptional journalism in dangerous or difficult conditions by Asian journalists

AWARD. Rappler's multimedia manager Patricia Evangelista receives the AFP Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in the Philippines. Photo from AFP

PH drops in press freedom ranking

Jan 30, 2013 - 12:23 PM

The Philippines ranks 147 out of 179 countries in the 2013 World Press Freedom Index

Shades of gray in media ethics

Dec 03, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Rules seem unclear here because everything is genial But saying no is still the best option And disclosure is a must

Media secrets

Nov 26, 2012 - 9:42 AM

We are at the frontlines of demanding transparency and accountability from public officials and the people we cover yet we exempt ourselves We’re a league unto our own beyond the scrutiny of the public

Concerted effort vs media corruption is necessary

Nov 23, 2012 - 3:42 PM

I know that in the past individual practitioners in some [media] organizations have tried to move in this direction but I believe that a concerted industry wide effort is necessary and infinitely more effective

Broadcaster found dead in Maguindanao

Sep 05, 2012 - 12:37 PM

A Filipino broadcaster is murdered in central Mindanao

Radio broadcaster shot dead

May 08, 2012 - 7:55 PM

Radio broadcaster Nestor Libaton is the fourth journalist slain in 2011 according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

'Pro-media' bills in Congress attack press freedom - CMFR

May 04, 2012 - 5:00 PM

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility urges Congress to pass the Malacañang version of the FOI bill and at the same time criticizes several Right of Reply bills in Congress

Journalist attends mass, is almost arrested

Mar 28, 2012 - 6:23 PM

Bohol newspaper editor Alfredo Amora showed police a court order that nullified an arrest warrant previously filed vs him