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Rappler's latest stories on media ethics


Profanity on social media: good or bad?

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Words not just profanities become harmful when the intention is to attack or harass someone

Egypt court orders TV host jailed for blaming assault victim

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:04 PM

An Egyptian court sentenced a former television host to a year and six months in prison for trying to shame a sexual harassment victim on her show

SENTENCED. Reham Saeed's Twitter Profile. Screengrab of @RealRehamSaeed

French prosecutors probe media coverage of Paris attacks

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:34 AM

Paris prosecutors launch a probe into whether French media endangered the life of a man in January by revealing he was hiding in a printing shop where two of the Charlie Hebdo attackers were facing off with special forces

JE SUIS CHARLIE. A man holds up a giant pencil during a gathering in Tarbes, southern France, on January 8, 2015, in tribute to the 12 people killed the day before by two gunmen at the editorial office in Paris of French weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Photo by Laurent Dard / AFP

Fact or fiction? UP deans on Inquirer's Mary Jane Veloso coverage

May 06, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The PDI s inaccurate and biased reports constitute a breach both of the standards of journalism and the trust of the Filipino people

Threats, ethics fail to deter US media on Sony emails

Dec 16, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Sony s lawyer says media outlets that continue to publish news about the hacked Sony emails may face a lawsuit

Pedestrians walk past an exterior wall to Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Jakarta Post chief editor named blasphemy suspect

Dec 12, 2014 - 10:01 AM

The case centers on an editorial cartoon critical of the Islamic State but containing religious symbolism deemed offensive to Islam by some groups

OFFENSIVE CARTOON. Islamic groups protested Jakarta Post's anti-Islamic State editorial cartoon in July. Screenshot from

'Media irresponsibility killing us softly'

May 23, 2014 - 8:40 AM

A media personality believes that the death of media credibility due to irresponsible reporting is a bigger problem than media killings

CREDIBILITY. ABS-CBN's Anthony Taberna (L), Inquirer's Raul Pangalangan (C), and Manila Standard Today's Jojo Robles (R) talk about media responsibility during Rotary Club of Manila's annual Journalism Awards. Photos by Rappler

Journalists as agents of change

Jan 07, 2014 - 7:30 AM

Journalism can be a persistent voice awakening a desire to be part of something that springs from this conviction: There’s got to be a better way

Reporting on suicide

Mar 20, 2013 - 8:04 AM

Journalists are always held up against a standard and are accountable for decisions they make and actions they take

Vitug Vlogs: 'Take the money and talk?'

Dec 07, 2012 - 8:42 PM

Rappler’s editor at large Marites Vitug talks about the gray zone in media ethics when it comes to journalists being paid speakers’ fees Here’s her video blog

Shades of gray in media ethics

Dec 03, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Rules seem unclear here because everything is genial But saying no is still the best option And disclosure is a must

Journalism's creative destruction

Dec 01, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The phoenix rising out of the ashes will bring greater transparency and the journalist’s role will be as essential in the future as it is today

Of the few rotten tomatoes in the online basket

Nov 29, 2012 - 6:31 PM

Reactions to allegations of corruption mirror the need to further discuss the issue of commercialization and corruption in the online world

Social Media wRap: 'Gangnam,' Ampatuan, and a Pinoy White Christmas

Nov 25, 2012 - 12:18 PM

The week of November 16 23 saw the commemoration of the Ampatuan massacre a new definition for White Christmas and a new YouTube record

New media in the new age

Jul 04, 2012 - 6:38 PM

We are in an age of hybrid where professional and amateur journalists co exist to bring the news It s up to us to use what s best in the old and new media

Washington Post journalist quits over plagiarism

Apr 17, 2012 - 6:58 AM

A Washington Post journalist resigned after posting information that appears to be plagiarized