Rappler's latest stories on Philippine press freedom
The Save Our Schools Network says it believes the conviction is part of the Duterte administration's aim to silence critical media
'In other words, your articles from 3 ago or even 10 years ago can be used to sue you for cyber libel on the ground that they had been republished,' says lawyer Romel Bagares, one of the petitioners against the 2012 Cybercrime Law
Manila Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa says social media makes 'the keyboard mightier than the pen and thus mightier than the sword'
'Feeding the imagination is just as important as giving people bread'
We need more storytellers to shine a light on issues that matter, especially now when scared and confused people are more susceptible to misleading posts and false information
(UPDATED) NUJP and other groups say the attack on ABS-CBN threatens citizens' right to know
As long as there are still Filipinos who choose to be misinformed and disinformed, the Philippines will still be a dangerous place for journalists
If she pursues her dream profession, 16-year-old Rhully Mae Shula Montaño will also bear the many, many problems of the media that even the killing of her mother could not solve
'Our mother's ordeal in the hands of CIDG was a clear example of the vicious pattern of state forces of attacks against journalists, dissenters, and human rights defenders,' says the Valle family
Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'
'The authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and any of my public outings, for that matter,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima
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
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
The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, released by Reporters Without Borders, shows the Philippines dropping by 6 spots under President Rodrigo Duterte
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Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order
These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom
Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous
'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders the head of Malacañang's Internal House Affairs Office to ensure that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada cannot enter the Palace
But the Office of the President changes its tune a few hours later
The President resurrects his old accusations against the former owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer
'Lahat akin 'yan,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte to describe media companies he has not yet publicly attacked
'Observe natin dahil 'onting pagkakamali natin, palalakihin 'yan ng media, sigurado 'yan, sigurado,' claims Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa
The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency
Reporters Without Borders in its annual World Press Freedom Index warns President Rodrigo Duterte s insults and open threats against media do not bode well
UPDATED Journalists groups slam President elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying media killings while Reporters Without Borders urge Philippine media to boycott his press conferences