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VERDICT PRIMER: Legal and factual issues in Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:32 PM

(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.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa was arrested Wednesday, February 13, for a cyber libel charge

Maria Ressa 'embraces fear' but hopeful ahead of cyber libel verdict

Jun 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM

(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

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa gives a statement to the media at the Manila Regional Trial Court after posting bail for cyberlibel charge on February 14, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Verdict on Rappler, Maria Ressa cyber libel case out June 15

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:15 PM

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

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa inside the Manila RTC to attend the cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

Dumaguete City radio reporter shot dead

May 06, 2020 - 12:20 AM

Rex Cornelio is the third radio journalist to be killed in Dumaguete City since 2018

JOURNALIST KILLED. Radio broadcaster Rex Cornelio is killed in Dumaguete City. Photo from Cornelio's Facebook page

[EDITORIAL] Huwag gawing normal ang pambababoy sa media

Feb 17, 2020 - 11:00 AM

A new normal for media is emerging. Regulators are pouncing on it and weaponizing the law to cripple businesses of critical media

ABS-CBN slams Calida: We did not violate the law

Feb 10, 2020 - 1:22 PM

'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

Davao-based journalist arrested for interviewing protesters

Jan 23, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Radyo ni Juan's Glenn Jester Hitgano is arrested after following up on a tip that the protesters were harassed by uniformed men

Sotto law allows Rappler to protect source in cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa sustains the objection of Rappler counsel that the prosecution cannot ask for the source of its confidential information

WITNESS. Rappler investigative editor Chay Hofileña arrives to attend the cyber libel case hearing at Manila RTC on December 16, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Keng camp tries to pin down Maria Ressa in Rappler cyber libel case

Dec 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

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.'

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa leaves the Manila RTC courthouse after attending a cyberlibel case hearing on December 16, 2019.  Photo by Lito Borras/ Rappler

Did Malacañang say the press is free?

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

President Duterte’s threat to ABS-CBN contradicts his claim

Do we need to die to do our jobs well?

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:00 PM

I sure hope not

Children bear the brunt 10 years since Ampatuan massacre

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:30 AM

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.

Cop tagged in Dumaguete broadcaster's slay surrenders

Nov 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Police Corporal Roger Rubio is the suspected gunman in the killing of radio blocktimer Dindo Generoso

SUSPECT. Police officer Roger Rubio, a suspect in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso, is presented to the media. Screengrab from PCOO

2 suspects in killing of Dumaguete radio broadcaster arrested

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Police identify inactive police officer Glenn Corsame and a Teddy Reyes Salaw as suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Dindo Generoso

SUSPECTS ARRESTED. 2 suspects are arrested in connection with the killing of radio announcer Dindo Generoso. Photo from Generoso's Facebook page

Despite criticism, Locsin demands apology from Inquirer reporter

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'Say sorry. Now,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr is slammed for cursing at an Inquirer journalist. Photo by Angie de Silva

Radio broadcaster shot dead in Dumaguete City

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:41 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Radio announcer Dindo Generoso is shot dead on his way to work in Dumaguete City

Remate columnist shot dead in Pampanga

Oct 21, 2019 - 12:12 PM

A columnist and his companion are shot dead while on their way to Olongapo City

SHOT DEAD. Remate columnist Jupiter Gonzales is killed in Arayat town, Pampanga. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook page.

Keng demands P50M in damages in Rappler cyber libel case

Sep 27, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Rappler objects to the demand, saying that the charge sheet does not contain damages being sought

CYBERLIBEL CASE. Wilfredo Keng leaves the Manila RTC Branch 46 on September 27, 2019, after he presented his affidavit in connection with the cyber libel case he filed against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Jire Carreon

Robredo camp on attack vs Abante: 'Brazen assault on our free press'

Sep 10, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) 'This attempt to intimidate and silence Abante...must be resisted by all freedom-loving Filipinos,' says the spokesperson of Vice President Leni Robredo

NUJP: Panelo's threat shows libel laws are weapons, not remedies

Sep 04, 2019 - 2:37 PM

''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'

LIST: Cases vs Maria Ressa, Rappler directors, staff since 2018

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:18 PM

(9th UPDATE) It's at least 11 complaints and cases as of July 2019

CASES. Rappler, Maria Ressa and other reporters face a total of 10 cases in both the courts, prosecutors and the BIR. Photos by Charles Salazar and Martin San Diego/ Rappler

Duterte supporters call for attacks on Rappler newsroom, journalists

Feb 22, 2019 - 6:14 PM

'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

One year banned from President Duterte’s events

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

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.

[OPINION] There's no chilling effect. Here’s why.

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:33 PM

In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.

FAQs: What you need to know about Rappler’s cyber libel case

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:42 AM

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case

Youth groups call out 'orchestrated attack' against Rappler, media

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions

PROTEST. Youth groups conduct quick reaction mobilization to condemn the sudden arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa and continous threats of the Duterte government against the right to press freedom at University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rappler statement on Maria Ressa’s arrest: ‘We will continue to tell the truth’

Feb 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

HRW: Murders of priests, journalists 'matter of grave concern'

Jun 14, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'These killings, alongside the thousands of deaths in the drug war, are grim reminders of the vulnerability of the poor and those who speak out for their rights,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Int'l news publishers to Duterte: Stop attacking Rappler

Jun 07, 2018 - 7:42 AM

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

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Bakit takot sa media ang mga diktador?

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura

PH lawmakers seek to ban reporters who 'besmirch' them

Apr 27, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The draft rules also require reporters who do not have special accreditation to cover the House of Representatives to secure temporary passes two days before their planned visit

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minority leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Journalist Ed Lingao: 'You have to fight back'

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:30 PM

In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news

Reporter Pia Ranada: 'If I can be targeted, so can any one else who is critical'

Apr 16, 2018 - 9:51 AM

In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President

Photographer Ezra Acayan: 'I am human first before I am a journalist'

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead

When Philippine media is threatened

Mar 29, 2018 - 2:07 PM

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

Local bands perform at UP Fair for press freedom

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Barbie Almalbis, Mayonnaise, and Silent Sanctuary play their hits in solidarity with the ongoing campaign for press freedom

UP Fair Live Jam

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Does the Campus Journalism Act protect press freedom?

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom

CAMPUS PRESS. Campus journalists from CEGP urge media practioners to unite and defend press freedom on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#DefendPressFreedom: Media under attack

Jan 30, 2018 - 9:17 PM

A compilation of stories and opinion about threats to the Philippine media

SEC order meant to silence us, muzzle free expression – Rappler

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:26 PM

'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.'

Rappler takes SEC case to the Court of Appeals

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:21 PM

(UPDATED) Rappler's petition for review cites procedural and substantive processes which were violated, and points out how Rappler's PDRs were singled out

TIMELINE: The case of Rappler's SEC registration

Jan 29, 2018 - 11:28 AM

(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler

PRESS FREEDOM. The SEC's move to strike down Rappler was considered an attack on the freedom of the press. Photo by Rappler

UN experts slam moves to shut down Rappler

Jan 26, 2018 - 10:13 AM

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard and two other experts say, 'We are gravely concerned that the government is moving to revoke Rappler's license'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa joins a Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018, after the Securities and Exchange Commission revoked Rappler's license. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Philippine gov't hits New York Times for defending Rappler

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'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

BLACK FRIDAY. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa addresses reporters during the Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PH literary writers defend press freedom: 'This is not the time to be silent'

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate

How cyber libel complaint versus Rappler can endanger the press

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:36 PM

This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

Can you remove 'harmful' info about yourself that's online?

Jan 22, 2018 - 10:08 PM

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

What’s inside Keng’s cyber libel complaint vs Rappler

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:48 PM

While the NBI says they received the complaint in October 2017, the complaint-affidavit is dated December 20, 2017

Maria inside the NBI Cybercrime office on January 22, 2018. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

SEC move vs Rappler a 'significant restriction' on freedom of expression – ICJ

Jan 22, 2018 - 4:30 PM

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'

Rappler libel complaint dangerous for media, bloggers – cyber lawyer

Jan 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM

NBI Cybercrime Division chief Manuel Eduarte says a search warrant against Rappler is highly unlikely

Maria Ressa answers question from the media  Photo by Leanne Jazul / Rappler