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Maria Ressa, Ging Reyes, and Sheila Coronel talk about journalism in the age of pandemic – and the opportunities a crisis brings
'If you're asking nakasagabal ba kami nang onti, yes.... But I think the symbolism at 'yung pakikiramay much, much outweighs [everything else],' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano
'Like Rappler, ABS-CBN had issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDR) through ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation to foreigners, in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution,' says the solicitor general
Ressa believes 2020 will be a decisive year for media and journalism both in the Philippines and around the world
The state needs to be accountable for crimes committed by its own agents, says NUJP chair Nonoy Espina, whether it's the Ampatuan massacre or the drug war
The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration
It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.
Advocates and journalists take to the stage to voice out relevant issues in the Philippines through a concert to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
These events are being organized against the backdrop of attacks on press freedom, which have escalated in the Philippines in recent months
The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says it has monitored at least 128 attacks and threats against members of the press since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
This case is not just about Rappler. It is about every journalist’s mandate to cover the Office of the President and scrutinize the tremendous power it holds without prior restraint or threat of punishment.
(UPDATED) A significant press freedom test case under the Duterte administration, the Rappler petition argues that the coverage ban violates constitutional guarantees of a free press, free speech, equal protection and due process
‘Government, media can’t play fast, loose with due process and rule of law,’ says the statement of journalists and media organizations on list of alleged ‘narco politicians’
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
"Maria and her team are a shining example of principled resistance to the erosion of democratic norms."
'We need to continue reporting without fear or favor,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award in New York City
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity
Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura
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
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President
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
The National Bureau of Investigation in February junked a libel complaint filed against Rappler, finding it to be 'without basis. In a bizarre twist, the agency revives the case.
How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back
'I think a crucial element of any healthy democracy is a healthy press and free press,' journalist Atom Araullo says
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'
'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez
Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate
The group Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI) says the letter of the 'concerned writers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao' posted online 'cast doubt and aspersion without evidence' against Rappler
This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets
While the NBI says they received the complaint in October 2017, the complaint-affidavit is dated December 20, 2017
In a statement, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says it is concerned that the decision to target Rappler 'may have been retaliatory and politically motivated'
NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely
Ang pamahalaang gumagamit ng corporate take-downs upang busalan ang mga tumutuligsa dito ay hindi mag-aatubiling sagasaan ang karapatan ng pangkaraniwang mamamayan
[UPDATED] Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Securities and Exchange Commission should have given Rappler more time to address its alleged violations
Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!
Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter
About 50 attendees call for the government to uphold press freedom, The group also lights candles and stages a noise barrage.
'Isa itong senyas na natatakot na ang Duterte regime sa mga mamamahayag dahil nabibisto sila sa karumdumal na ginagawa,' says Block Marcos spokesperson Lorenzo de Vera
Dubbed as the #BlackFridayForPressFreedom, the gathering is just one of the many protests organized following the SEC ruling against Rappler
The case against Rappler is just part of President Duterte's war against the critical press
After the SEC decided to revoke Rappler's license due to a 'repugnant' provision in its Philippine Depositary Receipts with Omidyar, many speculated that the regulator will go after the two broadcast giants next