World Press Freedom Day 2017 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on World Press Freedom Day 2017


[Newspoint] A press under siege

May 05, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Under Duterte’s draconian regime press freedom in particular is under siege He keeps shoving it and it keeps retreating not even digging in or defending much less fighting back

The deeper effect of name-calling women

May 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Often attacks on women online are sexually laden They are meant to demean Men when they get attacked online also get death or physical threats as women do but are spared comments about their bodies or their sexuality

LIVE: World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Watch the commemoration of this year s World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta Indonesia

The Big Brother Within

May 03, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Censorship can take many forms and it s not always from the government

Rappler Talk: Google's Richard Gingras on journalists' emerging challenges

May 03, 2017 - 4:33 PM

In a post truth world what s the future of news like?

Resist the trolls, resist the hate

May 03, 2017 - 8:00 AM

When trolls win everyone including those who support President Duterte loses

WATCH: UN Secretary General's message for World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres calls on leaders and citizens to counter misinformation and appeals to end threats to journalists worldwide

Antonio Guterres pictured May 14, 2014 in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Rappler Talk: Press Freedom Day in a post-truth world

May 02, 2017 - 7:00 AM

UNESCO s communications chief Frank La Rue talks about the value of press freedom at a time when populist leaders and their supporters are attacking the media

'Fake news' is not journalism

May 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova: Where does the responsibility lie for ensuring that fact based debate is not stifled?

Global press freedom at 13-year low – survey

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Political leaders and other partisan forces in many democracies – including the United States Poland the Philippines and South Africa – attacked the credibility of independent media and fact based journalism

Is there limit to online hate?

Mar 29, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Trolls – and the massive machineries of hatred that operate them – all become banal in the face of compassion

Block a troll today

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:11 PM

It s your patriotic duty And here s how to detect one

Let's keep alternative facts away from policymaking

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 AM

When policymakers rely less on facts and more on their personal emotions and beliefs they are no more different than quack doctors who blindly give out medical treatments that could turn out to be costly ineffective and even harmful

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

Alternative facts?

Jan 27, 2017 - 7:04 PM

There are legitimate references to alternative readings or competing narratives