Rappler's latest stories on attacks on media
(UPDATED) Cyber libel is punishable by jail time of 6 months and 1 day to up to 7 years. If acquitted, Maria Ressa faces 7 other criminal charges.
(UPDATED) An exclusive video interview by Agence France-Presse with Rappler CEO Maria Ressa ahead of a Manila court's judgment on Monday, June 15
Postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown, judgment day for Ressa and former researcher-writer Rey Santos will take place in a court under quarantine restrictions
Supposedly at the helm of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, the PCOO reposts misleading content against media from an anti-communist government page
(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident
Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018
A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media
'We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN,' says the Lopez-led network
'Palagi mo akong binabanatan ah, abogado ka rin pala eh,' the solicitor general tells ABS-CBN's reporter
The House franchise committee ‘might decide to hold in abeyance the conduct of hearing until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court,’ says Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel
Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men
Records from media monitor show 154 counts of threats and attacks against journalists from June 30, 2016 to December 5, 2019
The 'historically low' number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders says, which warned 'journalism remains a dangerous profession'
Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa sustains the objection of Rappler counsel that the prosecution cannot ask for the source of its confidential information
In insisting Ressa was not involved at all in the story, Rappler editor Chay Hofileña says the CEO does not exercise unilateral editorial control in the newsroom. 'She gets vetoed because we are a democratic organization.'
The Freedom for Media, Freedom for All Network says at least 15 journalists have been killed under the Duterte administration
Radyo ni Juan manager Benjie Caballero dies after sustaining 5 gunshot wounds in an October 30 attack
Many of the widows of the journalists choose to go abroad, leaving behind their children who have to lose another parent. Financial assistance is also running out.
Police Corporal Roger Rubio is the suspected gunman in the killing of radio blocktimer Dindo Generoso
Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso
'Say sorry. Now,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine Daily Inquirer says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr's tweet to its reporter is 'profane and insulting'
After a decade, a court is scheduled to render a judgment on the Ampatuan massacre. Lawyer Nena Santos expects a guilty verdict for the principal accused.
(3rd UPDATE) Radio journalist Benjie Caballero has no known enemies but is reportedly critical of a powerful political clan in Maguindanao, says the Presidential Task Force on Media Security
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
A columnist and his companion are shot dead while on their way to Olongapo City
Judge Henelinda Molina Diaz has ordered the arrest of Sotero Jacolbe Jr (alias Jun Jacolbe) and Junell Jane Andagkit Poten (alias Junell Gerozaga), according to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security
Rappler objects to the demand, saying that the charge sheet does not contain damages being sought
(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) Abante Tonite editor Fernando Jadulco says that his staff 'will not be cowed' by the first violent attack against their publication in 3 decades
''Balat-sibuyas' is what we Filipinos call officials who are incapable of thinking beyond their imagined hurt and fail to see that the reports are not all about them'
(UPDATED) Rappler slams the presidential spokesman's threat as a 'pure diversionary tactic'
Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked
The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium
(9th UPDATE) It's at least 11 complaints and cases as of July 2019
'Bomb Rappler office, rape Maria Ressa' – these are just among the comments posted after a Facebook Live broadcast of pro-administration bloggers from Rappler premises on Thursday, February 21
'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC
All Rappler reporters, including provincial correspondents, have been barred from covering the President for an entire year. This sets a worrying precedent that threatens press freedom.
Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler
In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.
Charges that 'appear to be aimed at preventing journalists from undertaking their profession' also deprive the public of their right to information, says Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet
Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case
‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce
Law enforcement authorities do not serve Reynaldo Santos Jr his warrant of arrest