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The probe into the Qatar-based network's program adds concerns about a widening media crackdown in Malaysia since a coalition headed by a scandal-plagued party took power in March
Concerns about worsening freedom of expression have been growing in Malaysia since the collapse of a reformist government in February and the return of a scandal-plagued party to power
'The timing, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is telling'
'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'
One activist is accused of having insulted President Abdelmadjid Tebboune by calling him 'illegitimate,' while another has criticized the 'injustice' of Algeria's judicial system
Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected
Whistleblower and President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation Edward Snowden talks about the rolling back of freedoms under pandemic emergency powers
The Free Legal Assistance Group says a free, responsible press is 'absolutely essential for a truly transparent, accountable, and democratic government'
PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all interested designers from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Timor-Leste
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press announces the 2020 awardees, who are accomplished leaders in the news media and legal fields, and whose works embody the values of the First Amendment
President Rodrigo Duterte signs the law as his government fends off accusations of intimidating student publications outspoken about recent killings
'These journalists refused to be silenced and continue to raise their voices against the abuse of power, corruption and other crimes,' says Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire
It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.
Advocates and journalists take to the stage to voice out relevant issues in the Philippines through a concert to commemorate World Press Freedom Day
Reporters Without Borders says that the press freedom situation in 91% of the world is considered difficult, very serious, or problematic
These events are being organized against the backdrop of attacks on press freedom, which have escalated in the Philippines in recent months
'A free and responsible media is fundamental to an open and democratic society,' says British Ambassador Daniel Pruce at a forum on press freedom and responsibility at the Ateneo de Manila University
(UPDATED) A significant press freedom test case under the Duterte administration, the Rappler petition argues that the coverage ban violates constitutional guarantees of a free press, free speech, equal protection and due process
At least 19 journalists have been killed since 2011 while there have been 'several cases' in which journalists were abducted, tortured or forcibly disappeared, the report says
Egypt, which ranks in the bottom tier of the World Press Freedom Index, is set to ratify a bill that will place social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers under a government committee
'We will investigate that and punish the murderers,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, referring to the cases of priest Mark Ventura and radio broadcaster Edmund Sestoso
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
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'The dynamism of the media [in the Philippines] has also been checked by the emergence of a leader who wants to show he is all powerful,' says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders
The NUJP adds. 'this show of vindictiveness is not just pathetically childish, more worrisome is it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking shortcuts in a case that is still pending before the courts'
This contradicts earlier statements from Malacañang officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte himself, that the ban on Rappler stems from the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke the media company's registration
Vice President Leni Robredo says the Filipino youth have long been leading the charge to stand up against tyranny in the country
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A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media
Here's a full copy of the verified explanation that Rappler gave the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 29, 2017
'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
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says there should be 'a free marketplace of ideas'
'Bakit po ako nagpapatuloy bilang isang Spokesman? Dahil naniniwala ako at naninindigan din po ako na ang Pangulong Duterte ay sang-ayon din at sumusuporta sa malayang pamamahayag,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the Securities and Exchange Commission should have given Rappler more time to address its alleged violations
The case against Rappler is just part of President Duterte's war against the critical press
'Like many, I fear that the pendulum of democracy is swinging the other way globally, enabled by social media,' says Maria Ressa when she accepted the National Democracy Institute's W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award on November 2 (US time)
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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
The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the highly toxic media bashing saying the situation is at a tipping point
House public information committee chairperson Antonio Tinio says the FOI bill aims to flesh out the policy of full public disclosure in the country
Let us use our abilities to start change now and strengthen freedom of information through campus journalism DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonicito Umali urges NSPC winners
President Rodrigo Duterte s appeal to his supporters not to harm journalists seems to have fallen on deaf ears says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
A United Nations report says a total of 30 journalists were killed in Somalia between August 2012 and June 2016
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Keung Kwok yuen is fired from investigative newspaper Ming Pao – a move his fellow employees condemn as unjust
The effort to inform the public on substantial issues pertaining to the coming elections should not be purchased at the cost of the fundamental freedoms of those with less capital Justice Marvic Leonen says
4th UPDATE The Turkish press has experienced one of the darkest days in its history says the Zaman newspaper