Rappler's latest stories on attacks on the press
(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
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
On this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, it's important to recognize the essential link between the right to freedom of expression and the right to information. Journalists are too often the direct targets when either right is under attack, and ultimately – we are all victims.
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the ban on Rappler reporters covering his events
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
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom
Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.
This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media
As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom
Journalists and human rights advocates condemn the killing of Edmund Sestoso, who was attacked by unidentified gunmen
Rappler joins in the celebration of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day happening on May 2-3, 2018 with the theme, ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom
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Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
'We cited in our petition the serious substantive irregularities in the SEC decision as well as the steps that the Commission skipped when it handled our case with undue haste. We cannot but conclude that the order's real purpose is to silence us and muzzle free expression.'
(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out
(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'
'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez
Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate
This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
Landmark cases in Australia and the European Union invoking the principle of 'The Right to be Forgotten' involve only Google, as a search engine, and not news media outlets
While the NBI says they received the complaint in October 2017, the complaint-affidavit is dated December 20, 2017
In a statement, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) says it is concerned that the decision to target Rappler 'may have been retaliatory and politically motivated'
NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely
Ang pamahalaang gumagamit ng corporate take-downs upang busalan ang mga tumutuligsa dito ay hindi mag-aatubiling sagasaan ang karapatan ng pangkaraniwang mamamayan
[UPDATED] Rappler's response to frequently asked questions about the SEC's decision revoking its registration
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
'We want to offer you this discussion because it's not only about the media but it's also about people's rights,' says Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Securities and Exchange Commission should have given Rappler more time to address its alleged violations
Indeed, how can Duterte's hand be overlooked in the Rappler affair — it's the elephant in the room!
Netizens say the government's moves to stifle free speech will only produce more courageous journalists, as #BlackFridayForPressFreedom trends on Twitter
About 50 attendees call for the government to uphold press freedom, The group also lights candles and stages a noise barrage.
'Isa itong senyas na natatakot na ang Duterte regime sa mga mamamahayag dahil nabibisto sila sa karumdumal na ginagawa,' says Block Marcos spokesperson Lorenzo de Vera
Dubbed as the #BlackFridayForPressFreedom, the gathering is just one of the many protests organized following the SEC ruling against Rappler
The case against Rappler is just part of President Duterte's war against the critical press
After the SEC decided to revoke Rappler's license due to a 'repugnant' provision in its Philippine Depositary Receipts with Omidyar, many speculated that the regulator will go after the two broadcast giants next
Rappler's legal counsel talks about what other ‘reasonable’ measures SEC could have taken
The National Bureau of Investigation's cybercrime chief believes that the theory of continuous publication applies to the case of Rappler