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ABS-CBN shutdown, Maria Ressa threat borne of Duterte’s ‘contempt’ for press – int'l human rights lawyer

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:10 AM

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

BLOW TO PRESS FREEDOM. Supporters of ABS-CBN put up a freedom wall at the start of a 3-day vigil at the media giant's headquarters in Quezon City. Contributed photo

Int'l media groups launch global campaign to support Maria Ressa, PH press freedom

Jul 10, 2020 - 7:30 AM

'The campaign takes its name from Ressa's commitment to hold the line in response to sustained state harassment and prolific online violence'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte 'compiling' information vs Maria Ressa

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:47 AM

The President slams 'bright girls' who write critically of his government. He also claims he doesn't read well-written articles that show him in a bad light.

'Infodemics': Forum on Information and Democracy names working group members

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:25 AM

The 17-member steering committee of the 'working group on infodemics' holds its first meeting to finalize a call for contributions on democratic guarantees in the online space

FORUM ON INFORMATION AND DEMOCRACY. Image from https://informationdemocracy.org

Rappler ends 2019 with income: A comeback year

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:56 AM

It's been 4 years of turning crisis into opportunity

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Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel conviction, cite 13 errors

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court’s role in the trial is to determine malice, not make malicious statements. Ascribing an underhanded and even unlawful motive – without assertion or proof – is malicious,' says the motion for partial reconsideration

CONVICTIOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, former researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr discuss with their lawyer former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted te after their conviction for cyber libel at the Manila Regional Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler


Maria Ressa to receive international 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:55 AM

The Washington-based National Press Club has chosen Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for its international Press Freedom Award, which is given to an individual 'who bravely pushes to disclose the truth in trying circumstances'

Forum on Information and Democracy launches working group to fight 'information chaos'

Jun 24, 2020 - 8:15 PM

The working group's steering committee will be co-chaired by Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler, and Marietje Schaake, international policy director at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center

FIGHTING INFORMATION CHAOS. Photo of Marietje Schaake by Sebastiaan ter Burg on Wikimedia Commons.

'Rob fear of its power' – Maria Ressa

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Hannah Neumann, member of the European Parliament and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation for the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Ang pulitika ng bengansya laban kay Maria Ressa at Rey Santos Jr

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Ito ang dalawang haligi ng duling na hustisya na itinaguyod ng kampong Keng at ng DOJ: Ang 'republication' at ang 12-taong prescription period para sa libel

[PODCAST] Delikado ang epekto sa demokrasya ng Maria Ressa verdict

Jun 20, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Hindi lamang mga mamamahayag ang maaapektuhan ng hatol kay Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at dating researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr

Keng sues Ressa for cyber libel anew over a 2019 tweet

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint is filed February 13, 2020, or 4 months before a Manila court convicted Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr over the same issue

CYBER LIBEL. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr are handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber on June 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Rappler+ Webinar: Facing the cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:41 PM

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Aquino: Why not use cybercrime law to go after trolls, purveyors of fake news?

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:22 AM

'Parang pilit na pilit,' former President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino III says of the cyber libel conviction of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher-writer, Rey Santos, Jr

After verdict on Maria Ressa, world puts Duterte on trial

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:46 PM

(UPDATED) In this global court, at stake is more than a fine and jail time, but the Philippines’ name on the world stage

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, along with former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr, is sentenced by a Manila court on June 15, 2020, for cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] From here to cyber’nity

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:00 PM

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

Media watchdog: Freedom of expression a ‘personal challenge’ to all Filipinos

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The cyber libel verdict on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Rey Santos Jr affects all citizens, says the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright stand with Maria Ressa

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:27 AM

'We must fiercely protest attacks on the press. They are attacks on democracy,' says former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton

POWER. Former US Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Madeleine Albright listen to a speaker after Clinton received the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 6, 2013. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Rappler receives One World Media Special Award 2020

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:59 AM

The Special Award seeks to recognize reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for people's voices, creates space for critical information, and holds power to account

Twitter expresses support for Maria Ressa, press freedom

Jun 16, 2020 - 12:18 AM

'Governments should not impinge on the fundamental values of a free press,' says Twitter


International media groups denounce Ressa, Santos' conviction

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(5th UPDATE) The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, and International Federation of Journalists say the conviction is a crime against press freedom

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves after the press conference  after she attend the promulgation for the case of cyber libel file against rappler by business man wilfredo keng. photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

[OPINION] Where lies the terror?

Jun 15, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'It is a supreme irony that Filipinos suspected of being communist are being hounded and hunted down, while communists from Mainland China are being invited to tutor the Senate, most likely on how to lock down and fence us all in for effective social control'

Robredo: Be wary of Ressa verdict's ‘chilling’ effect on citizens’ freedoms

Jun 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

'Silencing, harassing, and weaponizing law against the media sends a clear message to every dissenting voice: Keep quiet or you are next,' warns Vice President Leni Robredo

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (L) and former Rappler researcher Rey Santos, Jr during a press conference after a Manila court found them guilty of cyber libel. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

UN experts condemn guilty verdict on Ressa, Santos: 'Tragedy for PH democracy'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:32 AM

'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr were handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawmakers to Filipinos: Resist repression as Ressa's conviction 'not the last'

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'We are complicit if we stay silent,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

DEFEND PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa takes question from the media after the Manila Trial Court Branch 46 found her and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr guilty of cyber liberal against businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Maria Ressa, Rey Santos Jr convicted of cyber libel

Jun 15, 2020 - 9:13 AM

(4th UPDATE) The court rules only Rappler as a company is not guilty

RAPPLER CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa confers with co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr (right) and counsel Ted Te at the Manila Trial Court Branch 46, where Judge Montesa hands down a guilty verdict in the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Democracy faces 'death by a thousand cuts' with looming anti-terror law – Maria Ressa

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:57 PM

'All these kinds of legal acrobatics, the law has been weaponized. And now the question is if it's codified into law, it becomes the norm,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

ANTI-TERRORISM BILL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says the anti-terrorism bill to endanger rights protected under the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

VERDICT PRIMER: Legal and factual issues in Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) Cyber libel is punishable by jail time of 6 months and 1 day to up to 7 years. If acquitted, Maria Ressa faces 7 other criminal charges.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested Wednesday, February 13, for a cyber libel charge

‘A painful but necessary watch’: Filipinos laud ‘A Thousand Cuts’

Jun 13, 2020 - 5:57 PM

(UPDATED) The online screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ a documentary on the struggles of the free press under the Duterte administration, was met with praise all over social media

FRONTLINE, ICFJ to present conversation with Rappler's Maria Ressa on press freedom

Jun 13, 2020 - 11:01 AM

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, 'A Thousand Cuts' director Ramona Diaz, and FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath will engage in a conversation on 'Truth, Power and the Importance of Press Freedom' on Saturday, June 13

A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA RESSA. FRONTLINE is hosting a conversation with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and 'A Thousand Cuts' director Ramona Diaz on Saturday, June 13. Image from FRONTLINE.

Ramona Diaz's 'A Thousand Cuts' will stream in the Philippines for free on June 12

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:21 PM

The Philippine-exclusive sneak peek starts at 6 pm on Independence Day, just days before the verdict on a cyber libel case against Rappler and Maria Ressa is released

PRESS FREEDOM. 'A Thousand Cuts' trails Rappler's Maria Ressa in a Philippines where the 'worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns' is evident. Still from the film

Maria Ressa 'embraces fear' but hopeful ahead of cyber libel verdict

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) An exclusive video interview by Agence France-Presse with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa ahead of a Manila court's judgment on Monday, June 15

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gives a statement to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for cyberlibel charge on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out June 15

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:15 PM

Postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, judgment day for Ressa and former researcher-writer Rey Santos will take place in a court under quarantine restrictions

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the Manila RTC to attend the cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

NTF-ELCAC 'black propaganda' vs Maria Ressa, ABS-CBN sparks outrage

May 11, 2020 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident

Media, academics condemn NTF-ELCAC's attacks vs ABS-CBN and Maria Ressa

May 11, 2020 - 9:38 AM

'The only reason we can think of why a government entity tasked to combat the communist insurgency would wage a propaganda offensive against media persons and outfits is if government now considers us the enemy'

Public should balance 'news diet' during coronavirus pandemic

May 08, 2020 - 3:34 PM

'Your life depends now literally on the information that you are receiving…. The people need to act like their lives depend on the information they are getting,' says Steve Herman of Voice of America

'Lies kill': Journalists tackle challenges in reporting on the pandemic

May 05, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Maria Ressa, Ging Reyes, and Sheila Coronel talk about journalism in the age of pandemic – and the opportunities a crisis brings

[OPINION] How Lighthouse gave us hope

May 04, 2020 - 7:23 AM

'Why Lighthouse? Because journalists shine the light, and a lighthouse is a beacon showing travelers the way to safe harbor.'

Rappler Talk: Women power – TOWNS protects our frontliners

May 02, 2020 - 10:26 AM

Rappler's Maria Ressa and ANCx's Ces Drilon talk to fellow TOWNS awardees about how the foundation was able to raise P60 million to purchase PPE sets for COVID-19 frontliners in hospitals all over the country

Lessons from international news outlets reporting on the pandemic

Apr 21, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Maria Ressa, Branko Brkic, and Ritu Kapur talk to ICFJ about the challenges and opportunities of running digital newsrooms in the time of COVID-19

Mexicans journalist work during a protest of administrative workers of the General Balbuena Hospital demanding personal protective equipment to prevent being infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Mexico City on April 16, 2020. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

[OPINION] Are Filipina women special?

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'In Maria Ressa’s tweet was a key to progress on gender issues – the recognition that authentic empowerment of one gender cannot exist at the expense of another'

Maria Ressa among TIME’s most influential women of the century

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Time’s ‘100 Women of the Year’ puts the spotlight on ‘influential women who were often overshadowed’

'WOMEN OF THE YEAR.' In this file photo, Maria Ressa attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019, in New York City. File photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME/AFP

[OPINION] The problem with 'pointing out bias' and 'demanding objectivity'

Mar 04, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Have you ever been told to 'be objective,' or that you're 'too biased in your political views'?

Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out April 3

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa finishes trial in just around 8 months – in what could be the quickest libel trial in recent history

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa leaves the court room after her pre-trial at Manila City Hall in Manila on 21 June 2019.  Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Maria Ressa among 2020 Four Freedoms Awards laureates

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:34 PM

Maria Ressa joins the United Nations, the Religions for Peace International, Dutch journalist Sander de Kramer, and Palermo, Sicily Mayor Leoluca Orlando as awardees

LOOK: Maria Ressa, Leila de Lima, Maria Lourdes Sereno star in exhibit on courage

Feb 04, 2020 - 9:31 PM

Young student-artists from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's Fashion Design and Merchandising program put a spotlight on the 3 women for fighting for their rights and freedom

BRAVERY. Freshmen students of DLS-CSB's AB-Fashion Design and Merchandising program feature in an exhibit three brave women who fought for their rights and freedom: Senator Leila De Lima, Rappler's Maria Ressa, and former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. All photos courtesy of Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: 2020 is the year we must fight the battle for truth

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Ressa believes 2020 will be a decisive year for media and journalism both in the Philippines and around the world

Sundance 2020: Facebook, tech platforms incentivize polarization

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:01 AM

'We are your dystopian future. If we don’t fix this information ecosystem, if information warfare continues, we are being manipulated,' says Maria Ressa

Ramona Diaz's 'A Thousand Cuts': 'A risky film on free press, lawless regime'

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:30 PM

‘The film takes place in the Philippines but its central conflict, as you may imagine, reverberates far beyond that country’s border’

SUNDANCE PREMIERE. The documentary is screened at the Egyptian Theater. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Solution to online harassment? Regulation, says Sundance 2020 panel

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:01 AM

‘The tech platforms are saying ‘We don’t know what to do, or we're doing our best,’ but it's not enough,’ says Maria Ressa

Solutions: Rappler chief executive officer and executive editor Maria Ressa discuss solutions to prevent online harassment at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival's Truth to Power forum. With Ressa are New Yorker columnist Masha Gessen and Patrick Gaspard, Open Society Foundation president. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler.