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'End has come:' Calida warms towards House in hailing ABS-CBN franchise kill

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:42 PM

It seems that all is well now between Calida and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, because what used to be a clash over jurisdiction now appears to be just a thing of the past

Never again, vow Filipino journalists on Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 12:35 PM

At least 30 groups and close to a 100 journalists sign a joint statement to 'renew our pledge to serve the people, to continue speaking truth to power, and to guard and defend freedom of the press and of expression from all threats'

NUJP urges Filipinos to uphold press freedom amid attacks vs ABS-CBN

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The group also decries President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirade hurled against broadcast giant ABS-CBN

Amal Clooney: Let autocratic leaders know we support journalists

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:29 PM

When autocrats 'try to silence journalists, they will hear from all of us,' Amal Clooney says as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Maria Ressa

SUPPORT JOURNALISTS. International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged global support for journalists as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Screenshot from Youtube

Indonesian palm oil exec arrested over journalist killings

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Indonesian police arrest businessman Wibharry Padmoasmolo as the suspected mastermind in the killing of two journalists in North Sumatra

SUSPECTS. This picture taken on November 8, 2019 shows Indonesian local police chief inspector general Agus Adrianto (left) asking a question to suspect in the killing of  journalists in Medan, North Sumatra. Photo by Dedi Hermawan/AFP

Tanzania charges journalist for sedition under its cybercrime laws

Aug 03, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Charges against Erick Kabendera over his citizenship are dropped and replaced with cybercrime offenses, which press freedom advocates say are wielded by President Magufuli to silence critics

PhilStar.com takes down 2002 article on Wilfredo Keng

Feb 16, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Media observers criticize the move, saying that Philippine Star 'had the choice' to stand its ground in defense of press freedom or retreat under fire

TAKEN DOWN. The 2002 article 'Influential businessman eyed in ex-councilor's slay' by the Philippine Star was taken down February 15, 2019. Screengrab from PhilStar.com

Speaking about the PH media situation and Rappler in Hong Kong

Dec 03, 2018 - 11:07 AM

There is still hope, despite the challenges thrown at us

U.P. hosts forum on dangers of perpetuating fake news

Apr 07, 2018 - 12:51 PM

(UPDATED) The UP forum explored how a culture of false information is propagated – from the way it is generated to the way it is spread and ultimately accepted by the public – and how to fight it

MEDIA ATTACKS. Professor Rachel Khan, chairperson of the UP Department of Journalism emphasizes the real effects of silencing the press. Photo by Gari Acolola/Rappler

The different faces of press freedom violations vs campus journalists

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Based on records of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, at least 200 of the 800 cases of campus press freedom violations are related to the withholding of funds, the lifeblood of student-run publications

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

LOOK: Caritas PH director wears shirt to defend press freedom

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Philippines Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, OCD wears the statement shirt at the plenary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines