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Distorted Chinese, Russian virus news takes root in West – study

Jun 29, 2020 - 8:03 PM

Whether it's distorted coverage or conspiracy theories, articles written in French and German by foreign state media are resonating widely on Facebook and Twitter, often with their origins unclear, the Oxford Internet Institute says

Study shows news media still reliable source amid COVID-19 'infodemic'

Jun 25, 2020 - 10:41 PM

All sources of information – from media to politicians to social media platforms – should work together to better inform the public about the coronavirus, says the lead author of a Reuters Institute study done in 6 countries

LESSONS FROM 'INFODEMIC.' Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism director Rasmus Kleis Nielsen speaks about the lessons from the coronavirus 'infodemic' at the Global Fact 7 on June 24, 2020. Screenshot from Global Fact 7 video

Brazil starts testing Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Jun 25, 2020 - 12:19 AM

Known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, it is already being tested in volunteers in Britain, and is due to start being administered this week in South Africa, as well

TEMPERATURE CHECK. A customer's temperature is checked as she enters a shopping mall after it reopened, at Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 11, 2020. File photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Oxford expands virus vaccine trial to older adults and children

May 22, 2020 - 9:05 PM

'We are now initiating studies to evaluate how well the vaccine induces immune responses in older adults, and to test whether it can provide protection in the wider population,' says the Oxford Vaccine Group

Astra gets $1 billion from U.S. to fund coronavirus vaccine

May 21, 2020 - 9:40 PM

The company says it is 'engaging with international organizations,' including the World Health Organization, 'for the fair allocation and distribution of the vaccine around the world'

Robots to take 20M jobs, worsening inequality – study

Jun 26, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The study highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while offering economic benefits, are disproportionately killing low-skill jobs and aggravating social and economic stress

Oxford-Stanford report: Improving Facebook as forum for free speech and democracy

Jan 19, 2019 - 8:21 AM

'Making Facebook a better forum for free speech and democracy is a significant part of a wider struggle to defend those values across the world,' says the report

Illustration from Stanford-Oxford report 'GLASNOST! Nine ways Facebook can make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy'

Oxford says no to additional Huawei funding

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Oxford University says it had decided it would 'not pursue new funding opportunities' for both research contracts or philanthropic donations from Huawei and related group companies – though existing projects would continue

Back-to-back win? 'Intimidated' Pacquiao speaks at Oxford, Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao talks about his rags-to-riches story and his political plans before students of two prestigious universities in the United Kingdom

SPEECH. Senator Manny Pacquiao delivers his message before students of the University of Oxford. Photo from Jinkee Pacquiao's Instagram

Sal Panelo, Filipino words in Oxford dictionary, nuisance candidates | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:56 PM

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Bongga! More Filipino words now in Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:22 PM

In time for the election season in the Philippines, the word ‘trapo’ is also listed in the OED

Use of 'cyber troops' found in 48 countries, up from 28 last year – report

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:08 PM

The University of Oxford, in a report from July titled, 'Challenging Truth and Trust: A Global Inventory of Organized Social Media Manipulation,' aimed to inform about the further growth of misinformation and manipulation campaigns

Journalism is in a tough place, but it's better than ever too – Oxford professor

Sep 10, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Journalism is more diverse, accessible, and more informative than ever, says Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, the Director of Research for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University

RASMUS NIELSEN. The director of research the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism acknowledges the need to find new business models, and ensure editorial independence while remaining sustainable. Screenshot from Rappler video

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, November 27 - December 3, 2017

Dec 03, 2017 - 12:56 PM

From revgov to Sereno impeachment to Robin Padilla, must-watch videos this week

RED DAY. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila, on November 30, 2017, to call for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Oxford strips Suu Kyi of city's 'freedom' title

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Oxford city council: 'Today we have taken the unprecedented step of stripping her of the city's highest honor because of her inaction in the face of the oppression of the minority Rohingya population'

DURING HAPPIER TIMES. In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the Bodleian Libraries before receiving her honorary degree at Oxford University in Oxford, northwest of London, on June 20, 2012. Ben Stanstall/AFP

16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London's Oxford Street

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:10 AM

British Transport Police says they believe the security scare started with 'an altercation between two men' on the platform of Oxford Circus Underground station

FALSE TERROR ALERT. In this file photo, people walk across Oxford Circus as Union flags hang across Oxford Street in central London on June 27, 2016. File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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WATCH: Rappler receives Democracy Award from National Democratic Institute

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:09 AM

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WATCH: Discussion on disinformation vs democracy at the National Democratic Institute

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:53 PM

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Rappler gets award from Albright's pro-democracy group

Oct 28, 2017 - 9:31 PM

Rappler is set to receive the highest honor from the US-based National Democratic Institute, chaired by former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The university does not say whether the portrait's removal in St Hugh's College was linked to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State

ALMA MATER. In this file photo, Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at a reception at St Hugh's College in Oxford, northwest of London, on June 19, 2012. Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool/AFP

PH, 27 other countries use 'cyber troops' to manipulate opinion – study

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:35 AM

A University of Oxford study says one trait of cyber troops in the Philippines is individual targeting which is used to silence political dissent online and often leads to real life threats and reputational damage

Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

The word replaces zythum – an ancient Egyptian malt beer – as the Oxford English Dictionary s final entry

PH economy to march on despite political risks – Oxford Business Group

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Navigating the new world order and completing massive infrastructure projects are more crucial to economic momentum according to experts

FOTO: Tiba di Oxford, Wapres JK disambut aksi protes

May 19, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Pidato kuliah umum di Universitas Oxford tetap berjalan sesuai jadwal walau sempat menuai protes

PROTES. Poster berisi protes terhadap kedatangan Wapres Jusuf "JK" Kalla untuk berpidato di Universitas Oxford pada Kamis, 18 Mei. Foto diambil dari akun @indaimanda

Di hadapan mahasiswa Oxford, JK sempat singgung kasus hukum Ahok

May 19, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Jusuf Kalla mengatakan sebagai bagian dari sistem berdemokrasi maka Indonesia harus menegakan hukum dan independensi peradilan

PIDATO. Wakil Presiden Jusuf "JK" Kalla menyampaikan pidato di hadapan mahasiswa Universitas Oxford dengan tema "Middle Path of Islam" pada Kamis, 18 Mei. Foto oleh Muhammad Husein

Robredo 'proud mom' as daughter gets into Harvard, Oxford

Apr 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo who is facing impeachment threats says the good news came just at the right time

PROUD MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo together with her daughters Aika, Patricia and Jillian during her inauguration. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Maudy Ayunda, pendidikan, dan agama untuk hapuskan perbudakan modern

Mar 16, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Data Global Slavery Index menunjukkan sekitar 736 100 orang Indonesia atau 0 28 persen dari total populasi dunia hidup dalam perbudakan modern

ANTI PERBUDAKAN. Aktris Maudy Ayunda (kiri) dan pemimpin Global Freedom Network Andrew Forrest (kanan) saat deklarasi anti perbudakan di Kantor Wapres RI, Jakarta, pada 14 Maret 2017. Foto oleh Rika Kurniawati/Rappler

Oxford Dictionaries names 'Post-truth' its word of the year

Nov 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Post truth has gone from being a peripheral term to being a mainstay in political commentary the Oxford Dictionaries says in a statement noting that its usage had increased by 2 000 since last year

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Oct 04, 2016 - 10:16 AM

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New HIV treatment a step closer to cure – report

Oct 03, 2016 - 5:45 PM

A man has undetectable levels of the virus after undergoing a trial treatment developed by scientists from 5 of the United Kingdom s top universities

‘Tokhang’: Maililista na kaya sa Oxford Dictionary?

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Sino ng nagsabing ang wikang Filipino ay Tagalog? Umabot na rin tayo sa antas internasyunal Marami nang salitang Filipino at slang ang tinanggap ng Oxford English Dictionary

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May 13, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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What's next for best-performing PH economy under Duterte admin?

May 13, 2016 - 4:04 PM

The new administration should spend directly on major infrastructure projects to build confidence and generate investor flows to ride on the current momentum says Oxford Business Group’s Managing director for Asia

Wah! East Asian words enter Oxford English Dictionary

May 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Other new entries are compensated dating a Hong Kong phrase that refers to a relationship provided in return for cash or gifts and Chinese Helicopter a Singaporean who was educated in Mandarin and has little knowledge of English

TEH TARIK, ANYONE? East Asian words are the newest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary

Budget itinerary: A week in London for P50,000

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:13 PM

If you dream of someday visiting London I hope this guide helps you make it happen You don t have to be a millionaire – you just need to work and save and continue dreaming

One of a number of day trips you can take when in London – visit Stonehenge. View at Stonehenge, the 5,000 year old stone circle, near Salisbury, Britain in 2013. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

'Kilig' is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The phrases kilig factor kilig moment and kilig to the bones are also part of the Oxford Dictionary entry

'KILIG.' The Tagalog term is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary. File photo shows Xian Lim and Kim Chiu at Kim's 'Chinita Princess: The FUNtasy Concert.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Fact-check on politicians' academic degrees

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:15 AM

Rappler s fact checking in 2015 reveals that claims by some politicians about their academic degrees were not totally accurate

Fake cigarettes remain big challenge in PH market

Nov 30, 2015 - 11:44 AM

‘Nearly one in every 5 cigarettes consumed in the Philippines originated through illicit channels in 2014 ’ says Oxford Economics

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2015: An emoji pictograph

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:22 PM

For the first time ever Oxford Dictionaries staff name the popular face with tears of joy pictograph as word of the year for 2015

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Aug 01, 2015 - 10:16 AM

We are appealing to the responsible authorities for [Walter Palmer s] extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions says environment minister Oppah Muchinguri

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Zimbawean minister of Environment Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri has ordered the extradition of American citizen Dr Walter Palmer amid growing international pressure to act on the illegal killing of the iconic and collared Cecil the lion. Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Suki, KKB, kikay, and other Filipino words now in Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 10:13 PM

At least 28 words commonly used by Filipinos are in Oxford Dictionary s 500 new entries for 2015

Twerking dates back to 1820, says Oxford dictionary

Jun 25, 2015 - 7:53 AM

The Oxford English Dictionary finds out twerk was first used as a noun in 1820 referring to a twisting or jerking movement

OLDER THAN MILEY. In this file photo, Miley Cyrus twerks during a performance at the Barclays Center on April 5, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP

Oxford Business Group: PH has exciting growth story

May 07, 2015 - 6:52 PM

OBG says investors are increasingly attracted to the Philippines and ASEAN and push regional finance structures to further growth

Bongbong Marcos corrects resumé

Apr 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

His revised resumé shows he did not obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Politics and Economics; only a special diploma in Social Studies What is confusing is the reference to a Graduate degree

ACCURATE. Senator Bongbong Marcos says that his educational record is accurate. File photo by Senate PRIB, Cesar Tomambo

No sanctions for Bongbong Marcos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:34 AM

The Senate ethics committee cannot unilaterally probe into false claims about degrees from Oxford and Wharton

#PugadBaboy: Fraud Runs in the Family

Mar 09, 2015 - 5:00 AM