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9 in 10 Filipinos value independent journalism – Reuters Institute survey

Jul 12, 2020 - 9:02 PM

63% believe it is the duty of journalists to call out lying and misleading politicians

UK Labour joins Facebook ad boycott

Jul 12, 2020 - 8:34 PM

Senior lawmaker Rachel Reeves says that Facebook must 'take more responsibility for the lies and propaganda' on the social media platform

[EXPLAINER] Forget about people’s initiative for ABS-CBN

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:57 PM

It will cost the Comelec at least P4 billion, and it will overlap with its preparation for the 2022 elections. Let’s set the exercise aside for when we truly need it.

PH journalists slam rejection of ABS-CBN franchise: 'History is never kind to tyrants'

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:29 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'A thousand little cuts do not make us weak, these make us stronger,' says the Malacañang Press Corps, as Philippine journalists call out the 'house of minions'

BRING BACK ABS-CBN ON THE AIR. Artists, employees, and supporters gather at the ABS-CBN complex as Congress denied the media giant's franchise on July 10, 2020, Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

ABS-CBN shutdown, Maria Ressa threat borne of Duterte’s ‘contempt’ for press – int'l human rights lawyer

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:10 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's threats against Maria Ressa and ABS-CBN are intended to have a chilling effect on independent voices among civil society, says lawyer Caoilfhionn Gallagher

BLOW TO PRESS FREEDOM. Supporters of ABS-CBN put up a freedom wall at the start of a 3-day vigil at the media giant's headquarters in Quezon City. Contributed photo

ABS-CBN’s battle is also ours

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Rappler’s statement on ABS-CBN: ‘Learning from the lessons of history, journalists and other freedom-loving citizens must speak up because to be silent is to be complicit’

FIGHT CONTINUES. ABS-CBN workers and supporters hold a protest outside the House of Representatives to call for the approval of the network's franchise on July 9, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'We will fight back': Media groups slam House panel for denying ABS-CBN franchise

Jul 10, 2020 - 5:19 PM

(UPDATED) Despite the denial of the franchise, media groups vow to continue exhausting all means to bring ABS-CBN back on air

ABS-CBN workers on Thursday, July 10, 2020, hold a protest rally outside the House of Representatives to call for the approval of the network's franchise. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on ABS-CBN franchise renewal

Jul 10, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Watch the House session live on Friday, July 10, at 1 pm

Malaysia police question Australian Al Jazeera journalists

Jul 10, 2020 - 12:53 PM

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

Australian Al Jazeera journalists, reporter/senior producer Drew Ambrose (L), executive producer Sharon Roobol (3rd R) and cameraman Craig Hansen (2nd R), involved in a documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants arrive at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on July 10, 2020. Malaysian police said on July 9 they are investigating an Al Jazeera documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus lockdown after officials denounced it for damaging the country's image. Mohd RASFAN / AFP

European Parliament urges Duterte to 'drop all charges' vs Maria Ressa, Santos

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The members of the European Parliament's Media Working Group say that the cyber libel conviction 'is part of an orchestrated campaign of legal harassment against Maria Ressa and Rappler'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Trump ally Roger Stone, and Brazil's Bolsonaro

Jul 09, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher says the Stone network was uncovered with the help of information unearthed by the Robert Mueller investigation

ROGER STONE. In this file photo taken on February 21, 2019, former campaign advisor to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at US District Court in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


Twitter shares take wing on plan for subscription platform

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:49 AM

A Twitter job posting says the company is looking for a senior software engineer to lead payment and subscription work as part of a new 'Gryphon' team

TWITTER. In this file photo taken on July 10, 2019 the Twitter logo is seen on a phone in in Washington, DC. Photo by Alastair Pike/AFP


Howie Severino detained for lowering face mask to drink water

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Journalist Howie Severino says he was brought to the Amoranto Stadium, where he saw 'hundreds of people' required to attend a seminar on the coronavirus

DETAINED. Howie Severino during the Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte 'compiling' information vs Maria Ressa

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:47 AM

The President slams 'bright girls' who write critically of his government. He also claims he doesn't read well-written articles that show him in a bad light.

Meeting with Zuckerberg a 'disappointment,' say Stop Hate For Profit leaders

Jul 08, 2020 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) 'This isn't over. We will continue to expand the boycott until Facebook takes our demands seriously,' says Jessica Gonzalez of the activist group Free Press, one of the Stop Hate for Profit coalition members

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Financial Services Committee in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP   s its top executives were set to meet with organizers of a mushrooming ad boycott. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg were to speak with leaders of the #StopHateForProfit campaign which has garnered more than 900 advertisers pausing their campaigns on Facebook.


CNN Philippines goes off air after utility staff tests positive for COVID-19

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:52 PM

'As a precaution and for everyone’s safety, we are temporarily going off the air starting tonight to disinfect the CNN Philippines office in Mandaluyong,' says CNN Philippines

[OPINYON] Comments section, vicious sub-platform

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Ang comments section ay tuntungan din ng mga tao upang magpahayag ng kanilang ideya na dati’y eksklusibo lang sa mga letter-to-the-editor section ng pahayagan

[OPINION] How social media users can protect themselves from the anti-terror law

Jul 07, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'What should the people do? Should they delete their old posts or make their accounts private?' That may not be enough.

Facebook, Google, Twitter pause user info requests from Hong Kong govt

Jul 07, 2020 - 11:54 AM

'With the stakes so high, and the punishments so severe, it is great news to see big tech companies like WhatsApp pushing back in favor of democracy and freedom of expression,' says digital rights group ProPrivacy

HONG KONG. In this file photo, demonstrators in Hong Kong on June 9, 2020 mark the one year anniversary of the start of the pro-democracy protests. Shutterstock photo


Breaking away from Facebook's grip

Jul 06, 2020 - 7:05 PM

Exploring the real difficulties of leaving Facebook


WATCH: Stars, advocates, journalists perform ‘The Great Dictator’ speech to protest anti-terror law

Jul 06, 2020 - 5:48 PM

John Lloyd Cruz, Chel Diokno, Iza Calzado, and Rappler's Maria Ressa are among those who appear in the video

'Laban lang': How an ABS-CBN teleserye writer is coping with the network shutdown

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Chino Nicanor, a writer for the drama 'A Soldier's Heart,' is just one of the thousands of employees affected by the shutdown of the media giant

Only 1 in 5 Filipinos would miss local newspapers ‘a lot’ if these go bust

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Media advocates say collaboration and staying relevant can help community newspapers survive

Cebu City lockdown: Local journalist questioned by ‘imported’ cops

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:12 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Journalists are among workers allowed to go out and perform their duty as long as they present their press IDs

LOCKDOWN. Cebu City police enforce checkpoint in Cebu City. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Brazil's Senate approves controversial bill against disinformation

Jul 02, 2020 - 8:58 AM

One of the bill's most controversial articles will require social media platforms to make supposedly confidential messages available to the judiciary for 3 months, including the identity of senders

The world awaits Facebook's next moves

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The ad boycott against Facebook may not be immediately effective, but it can be a stepping stone to a larger movement towards exacting accountability. Facebook's actions this July will show if they've gotten the point.

The New York Times pulls out of Apple News

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:48 AM

The daily's exit comes as news organizations around the world struggle with declining print readership and an online environment where ad revenue is dominated by Google and Facebook

NYT. People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Philanthropists save Australia's AAP newswire from closure

Jun 30, 2020 - 10:30 AM

The investor consortium, which includes former News Corp chief Peter Tonagh, tells staff in an email they shared 'a common goal – a desire to protect media diversity in Australia'

Ressa, Santos seek reversal of cyber libel conviction, cite 13 errors

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'The court’s role in the trial is to determine malice, not make malicious statements. Ascribing an underhanded and even unlawful motive – without assertion or proof – is malicious,' says the motion for partial reconsideration

CONVICTIOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, former researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr discuss with their lawyer former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted te after their conviction for cyber libel at the Manila Regional Trial Court on June 15, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler


Israel orders evangelical GOD TV off air

Jun 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Israel's media watchdog accuses the network of seeking to target Jews with Christian content

Photo from Shutterstock

Coca-Cola says it's pausing social media advertising

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Coca-Cola will use the pause to "reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed," CEO James Quincey says

PAUSING SOCIAL MEDIA ADS. Bottles of Coca-Cola are pictured at a branch of Asda in north London, on April 27, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Unilever pulls Facebook, Twitter ads in US over 'polarized' election

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:28 AM

Unilever, whose brands also include Dove soap, Magnum ice cream, Lipton tea, and Knorr, is a major advertiser on social media in the United States

UNILEVER. This file photograph taken on June 5, 2015, shows the logo of Unilever at the company headquarters in Rotterdam. File photo by Jon Thys/AFP

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb 'hateful content' in ads

Jun 27, 2020 - 8:19 AM

(UPDATED) CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will also add tags to posts which are 'newsworthy' but violate platform rules – following the lead of Twitter, which used such labels on tweets from President Donald Trump

FACEBOOK. In this file photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Facebook to notify users before they share old articles

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Facebook will warn users when they share stories that are more than 90 days old

Image from Facebook


Under pressure, Google to pay some outlets for news content

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:19 AM

The move may represent a significant shift by the internet giant, and follows initiatives by Facebook and Apple to create news products in partnership with media outlets

GOOGLE. A sign of Google is seen at Google's stand during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on January 21, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP


Police intimidate GMA reporter doing traffic report

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:40 PM

Cops ask for dzBB reporter Mark Makalalad's ID and demand that he ask for their permission when he does live reports. Their demands have no basis.

TRAFFIC REPORT. Journalist Mark Makalalad is intimidated by 4 cops after doing his traffic report along Marcos Highway in Marikina City. Screenshot courtesy of Makalalad

There's no easy way to break Facebook's heart

Jun 25, 2020 - 3:41 PM

I’ve been debating the merits of leaving Facebook as a thought exercise, and I understand it’s so very hard to do

Ben & Jerry's joins Facebook ad boycott over hate speech

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:26 PM

'As of July 1st we will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the United States,' Ben & Jerry's says on June 23

Twitter hides 'abusive' Trump tweet targeting protestors

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:59 AM

The new, aggressive stand by Twitter on rule-breaking by the president stands in contrast with Facebook, which has maintained a largely hands-off policy

'Rob fear of its power' – Maria Ressa

Jun 23, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Hannah Neumann, member of the European Parliament and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, talks to Rappler's Maria Ressa

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation for the cyber libel case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

Reporting after the cyber libel verdict

Jun 23, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Journalists are not the ones running scared

Filipino-American journalists send letter of support for Ressa, Santos, and Rappler

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:12 PM

A letter from Filipino-American journalists says the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr 'poses threats to freedom of the press and democracy'

Advertisers join Facebook boycott over hate speech

Jun 22, 2020 - 10:19 PM

The #StopHateForProfit appeal is supported by the Anti-Defamation League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, ColorOfChange, FreePress, and the activist group Sleeping Giants

AD BOYCOTT. In this file photo taken on October 23, 2019 a giant digital sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

[EDITORIAL] Ang pulitika ng bengansya laban kay Maria Ressa at Rey Santos Jr

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:32 AM

Ito ang dalawang haligi ng duling na hustisya na itinaguyod ng kampong Keng at ng DOJ: Ang 'republication' at ang 12-taong prescription period para sa libel

[PODCAST] Delikado ang epekto sa demokrasya ng Maria Ressa verdict

Jun 20, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Hindi lamang mga mamamahayag ang maaapektuhan ng hatol kay Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at dating researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr

Keng sues Ressa for cyber libel anew over a 2019 tweet

Jun 19, 2020 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint is filed February 13, 2020, or 4 months before a Manila court convicted Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr over the same issue

CYBER LIBEL. Maria Ressa leaves Manila Trial Court Branch 46 after she and co-accused Reynaldo Santos Jr are handed a guilty verdict for cyberliber on June 15, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


[OPINION] #ABiasCBN, #RapplerFakeNews: A case of pro-admin 'media literacy?'

Jun 19, 2020 - 12:50 PM

'A democracy needs media-literate citizens who can hold their media institutions accountable, as much as we need these media institutions to do their jobs of holding the government accountable'

Trump appointee shakes up U.S. broadcasting, raising fears

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:09 AM

'This kind of blatant political interference has long been the norm in the developing countries with which I'm most familiar, but not in the US,' Janet Steele, director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at George Washington University

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump speaks after touring tornado damage in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Outrage after Bolivian TV broadcasts COVID-19 death

Jun 19, 2020 - 10:41 AM

'We lost a lot of things with this virus, including empathy,' says journalist Maria Trigo

Photo from Shutterstock

LIST: Groups worldwide decry ‘new weapon’ vs press freedom after cyber libel verdict

Jun 19, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Groups and personalities from all over the world denounce the conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynaldo Santos Jr

VERDICT. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria at the Manila Trial Court on June 15, 2020 attends the promulgation of a cyber libel case file against her and former Rappler researcher-writer Reynaldo Santo Jr. by businessman Wilfredo Keng. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler