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PDEA restricts Rappler coverage access after story on P6.8-B shabu

Aug 18, 2018 - 6:51 AM

Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel

Rappler case: Equal access to election debates

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:28 PM

We mean no disrespect to our colleagues but it is time to go beyond vested corporate interests

How a freedom of information law slows the flow of information

Aug 27, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Despite the perceptions of many journalists transparency laws are more about managing information than distributing it

How access to information laws can help you

Nov 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Freedom of information laws have proven their worth in countries that adopted them

Access to information: How it can help prevent disasters

Oct 21, 2014 - 6:03 PM

What the Philippines can learn from Indonesia s East Kalimantan province

House panel to meet weekly to consolidate FOI bills

Jul 30, 2014 - 3:04 PM

In the past the technical working group tackled only one or two provisions in its meetings preventing authors from producing a consolidated version of the bill

HOUSE PRIORITY. The Freedom of Information bill is one of the priority measures of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr but the bill has yet to hurdle the committee level. Photo by Mark Salvador/Rappler

Still no mention of FOI law in Aquino's 2014 SONA

Jul 28, 2014 - 7:58 PM

With the President still lukewarm toward the FOI bill will Congress eventually approve it?

5th FOI SNUB. Still no mention of the freedom of information bill in President Aquino's 5th State of the Nation Address. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Why the Philippines needs a freedom of information law

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Do we want to prevent or at the very least reduce corruption by making processes more transparent now?

HIGHLIGHTS: FNF-Rappler Forum on the State of the Freedom of Information Bill

Jul 21, 2014 - 8:12 AM

Rappler presented findings from a research on freedom of information laws in 15 countries in a forum co organized with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Aquino: FOI bill to pass under my term

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Aquino assures the public that although he will not certify the FOI as urgent the bill will pass before the end of his term

ASSURANCE. President Benigno Aquino III at the Daylight Dialogue in Malacañang. Malacañang photo bureau

Wishful thinking in Bali: Promise of new paradigm, partnership

May 12, 2014 - 2:55 PM

I am hopeful that in the Philippines our leaders are aware that there is a new paradigm for government and governance that is gaining momentum globally

2014: Setting the stage for an FOI law

Mar 01, 2014 - 12:13 PM

The PDAF controversy and Yolanda tragedy have lent a human face to the need for disclosure of public info but finding policy champions remains a challenge