Shield Law - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Shield Law


House OKs bill protecting broadcast, online journalists

May 30, 2017 - 5:03 PM

House Bill 684 seeks to expand the coverage of the 70 year old Shield Law which only exempts print journalists from revealing their news sources

MEDIA PROTECTION. Lawmakers approve the bill including broadcast and online journalists under the coverage of the Shield Law.

Senate OKs bill protecting TV, online, radio journalists

May 15, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The bill seeks to amend the 70 year old Republic Act 53 also known as the Shield Law which only protects print journalists from revealing their sources

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Senate panel OKs protection of online, broadcast journalists

Nov 09, 2016 - 7:12 PM

The proposed measure seeks to expand the coverage of the Shield Law to include radio TV and legitimate online news organizations

ONLINE, BROADCAST. The Senate committee on public information and mass media approves the bill seeking to amend the 70-year-old Shield Law, which protects print journalists from divulging sources. File photo

Sotto: Protect broadcast, online news sources

Feb 21, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Senator Tito Sotto s bill includes broadcast and online journalists in the list of media practitioners who cannot be compelled to reveal their news sources

SOTTO III LAW. Senator Vicente Sotto III proposes a bill amending his grandfather's law to allow broadcast and online journalists to keep their news sources confidential. File photo by Ramon Lopez/Senate PRIB

When journalists are subpoenaed

Jan 31, 2012 - 12:33 PM

It could set precedents and result in more restrictive press laws