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Sign the petition: Join the call urging gov’t to put ABS-CBN back on air

May 13, 2020 - 3:14 PM

To persuade government agencies to act on the matter, the petition appeals to the NTC, Supreme Court, and the House of Representatives

Screenshot of petition

‘An act of betrayal,’ Rappler says on closure order vs ABS-CBN

May 05, 2020 - 6:40 PM

We stand with ABS-CBN and all journalists who continue to shine the light and expose wrongdoing despite state-sponsored efforts to silence them

Employees and supporters of ABS CBN continue their Friday protest to demand from the government to renew their franchise on February 28, 2020. Holding a rally at the ABS CBN compound at Sgt. Esquearra in Quezon City. Reiterating their call to defend press freedom and vowed to continue the protest actions until the franchise have been renewed. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Signature drive launched vs tapping journalists as drug operations witnesses

Nov 09, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The police practice of pressuring media practitioners to sign anti-drug operation reports as witnesses puts them in physical danger and in conflict-of-interest situations. #PHnews

MANIFESTO. Representatives from media organizations and outlets affix their signatures on the 'Sign Against the Sign' manifesto to show support of the campaign. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Change has come!

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Mainstream media face challenges in today’s polarized environment

How should the media handle Duterte?

Jun 07, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Vincent Lazatin of Media Nation and TAN says it s time for the media to look beyond his expletives The president elect’s point in highlighting corruption among media was valid and needs to be addressed

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president-elect, in a press conference on May 26, 2016 in Davao City.

Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

Sep 30, 2015 - 9:20 AM

His Twitter account @Snowden is certified by the San Francisco based company which has more than 300 million active users worldwide

SNOWDEN ON TWITTER. Images from Edward Snowden's Twitter account.

Rebels in viral Mamasapano video likely BIFF – NBI

Feb 19, 2015 - 8:41 AM

The National Bureau of Investigation continues to track the original uploader of the gruesome video

Bohol radioman shot dead on Valentine's Day

Feb 15, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Maurito Lim of dyRD is the 2nd journalist murdered in Bohol

Anti-Australia protests in Indonesia as ex-spy chief hits out

Nov 22, 2013 - 12:58 PM

A M Hendropriyono also poured cold water on the government s insistence that Jakarta would never tap the phones of Australian politicians

CHUMS NO MORE? Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) is greeted by Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 07 October 2013. EPA/Romeo Gacad/Pool

Indonesia reviews Australia cooperation over spy claims

Nov 19, 2013 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED The revelations have heaped further pressure on relations between Jakarta and Canberra which were already strained over earlier spying allegations and the boatpeople issue

NO APOLOGY. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott pictured in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, in this file photo dated 09 October 2013. EPA/Made Nagi

Shift to digital TV to take 5 yrs

Sep 30, 2013 - 12:10 PM

It will take at least 5 years for the Philippines to complete the migration to digital terrestrial television TV using the cheaper Japanese standard over the European system

DIGITAL TV TRANSITION. The NTC expects it may take 5 years for a Philippine transition to digital TV

Cuban doctors hired to care for Brazil poor booed

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Foreign doctors were heckled and branded as slaves and incompetent by dozens of their Brazilian counterparts in the northeastern state of Ceara

Masbate-based radio stringer shot dead

Jun 06, 2013 - 5:51 PM

It s the 3rd media related killing in the country in 2013 and the 3rd in Masbate since 2003

Journalists, politicos fight corruption before elections

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:11 PM

As many as 90 of journalists may engage in mild forms of corruption during elections

Vitug Vlogs: 'Take the money and talk?'

Dec 07, 2012 - 8:42 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug talks about the gray zone in media ethics when it comes to journalists being paid speakers’ fees Here’s her video blog

Journalism's creative destruction

Dec 01, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The phoenix rising out of the ashes will bring greater transparency and the journalist’s role will be as essential in the future as it is today

Journalism, criticism, and debate

Nov 28, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The struggle for journalism is for its practitioners to want to struggle to be journalists every day

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Walesa: The revolution is coming

Nov 26, 2012 - 5:39 PM

If I had today’s technology I could’ve launched 10 revolutions says 69 year old Nobel laureate Lech Walesa who visited Manila over the weekend

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

Diverse opinions: The essence of free media

Nov 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM

The Constitution grants that the press is fundamentally free as it allows the press to define negative or positive in different ways This is the diversity of opinion at the heart of democracy

Rappler Newscast | November 23, 2012

Nov 23, 2012 - 10:34 PM

For the first time the ARMM government holds a ceremony to remember the 58 people killed in the Maguindanao massacre President Aquino tells Philippine media to improve their standards and address corruption in their ranks The Philippines may overshoot the government’s growth target of 5 to 6 for 2012

Aquino to PH media: Improve your standards

Nov 23, 2012 - 3:24 PM

At the heart of skepticism or even hostility lies the question of conflicts of interest