Rappler's latest stories on press freedom in the Philippines
President Spokesman Harry Roque again claims the controversial decision has 'no chilling effect,' supposedly because ABS-CBN is mostly engaged in producing entertainment content
(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'
'The campaign takes its name from Ressa's commitment to hold the line in response to sustained state harassment and prolific online violence'
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.
The film by Ramona Diaz follows Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, as it covers democracy and press freedom in the Philippines
The cybercrime law goes against the universal trend toward making libel no longer punishable by imprisonment, a long-overdue reinforcement of press freedom in its lopsided relationship to power
'What a complete travesty of justice and an outrage,' says UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye
(UPDATED) The online screening of ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ a documentary on the struggles of the free press under the Duterte administration, was met with praise all over social media
PBS' investigative documentary series 'Frontline' is planning an August 2020 theatrical release for Ramona Diaz's film on Philippine press freedom under President Duterte
A barangay kagawad makes threats to correspondent Joanna Rose Aglibot and her family, prompting the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines to issue an alert
Voicing your exasperation over the government and its officials – even in impolite language – is constitutionally protected
A mere hour of free broadcasting taken away and one solitary person prevented speaking his mind may not seem much of a loss by quantitative reckoning, but democratic freedoms are not reckoned in those terms
'The threat to shut down ABS-CBN jeopardizes a critical bridge to the past that grounds us as a people'
'2020 should be the time for action, and should be a time for reflection that leads to very concrete steps,' says Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria
'We serve the people's right to know, that is why are were fighting hard to defend press freedom. We want to protect their right to be informed,' says Marchel Espina, NUJP-Bacolod chapter president
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines hopes the petition will rally support behind the authors of the franchise bills seeking to continue ABS-CBN’s operations, and pressure Congress to act on the matter
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's timetable for the House to take up the ABS-CBN franchise renewal 'reveals a patent prolongation'
The case takes a Shakespearean quality. King Rodrigo swings away with his sword screaming, proffering a crazy deal: the VFA for an American visa for a favorite horse – Bato de la Rosa.
Duterte and company know they have little time in power left. If they want to corner strategic portions of the country’s business landscape, now’s the time to act.
Calida asserts that the PDR scheme is prohibited by the Constitution and carries criminal liability for violators of foreign equity restrictions
'Like Rappler, ABS-CBN had issued Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDR) through ABS-CBN Holdings Corporation to foreigners, in violation of the foreign ownership restriction on mass media in the Constitution,' says the solicitor general
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
PRESS RELEASE: The annual festival aims to showcase broadcasting freshmen's skills and creativity in response to the worsening political situation
The 2019 Global Impunity Index lists 41 unsolved media killings in the Philippines over the last 10 years
(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
President Rodrigo Duterte signs the law as his government fends off accusations of intimidating student publications outspoken about recent killings
Indeed, the press was invented for democracy’s own health. That’s why a narcissistic, authoritarian character like Rodrigo Duterte simply cannot abide it.
'Our mother's ordeal in the hands of CIDG was a clear example of the vicious pattern of state forces of attacks against journalists, dissenters, and human rights defenders,' says the Valle family
Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'
Your vote can protect a free and independent Philippine media
The job of a journalist takes place in a world that is drugged with online disinformation and where journalism is treated like a crime
Press freedom is not automatically proved alive by the ability of the press to exercise its democratic right to publish without state interference; true proof lies in what happens to the press after exercising that right.
Show her up to be vulnerable, subdue her, and a chill probably goes around enough to help ease the way for the authoritarian rule he has been itching to impose. Well, knowing Maria Ressa, she’s not one easily subdued.
Rappler condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of PDEA spokesman Derrick Carreon to cut Rappler reporter Rambo Talabong out of the agency's official media advisory and coordination channel
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(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Whoever is president, the paramount duty of a free press in a democracy is to defend and uphold the people's right to know, with unqualified courage and unity
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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
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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
Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous
(4th UPDATE) The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'
Press freedom advocates argue that the Campus Journalism Act has, in itself, flaws that compromise press freedom
(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
Rappler's lawyer also explains why he took the case and what surprised him most about the decision
Several literary writers groups speak up after the Securities and Exchange Commission's decision to revoke Rappler's license to operate
The CHR says "protecting press freedom means protecting the interest of the people"
Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.