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Memes and satire on Hong Kong's frontlines

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Away from the current clashes between police and protesters, artists and digital activists are using parodies and humor to protest the crackdown

Illustration by Badiucao

Satirists mourn as 'MAD Magazine' stops publication

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:19 AM

After nearly 70 years, the satirical magazine 'MAD,' known for its adult humor and political edge, will cease publication by September

'The Mikado' revamped for 21st century with Trumpian twist

May 05, 2019 - 11:11 PM

A classical British musical theater gets a twist by incorporating situations from the Trump administration

Members of the troupe perform during a rehearsal of the Mikado comic opera at The Lovinger Theatre at Lehman College on May 1, 2019 in the Bronx Borough of New York. - As scandals under the Donald Trump administration offer a steady stream of fodder for satirists and comedy show hosts, now the opera world is taking a stab at lampooning the White House. This weekend a New York take on "The Mikado" -- a 19th century-era opera originally written to satirize British politics through the guise of Japanese imagery, in which a clownish despot rules over his juvenile population -- sees characters from the comic romp take on decidedly Trumpian airs. (Photo by Don Emmert / AFP)

SATIRE: The last time UP won a UAAP championship 'a dictator fell'

Nov 30, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Former president Ferdinand Marcos was ousted during UAAP Season 48, the year University of the East was the reigning men’s basketball champion

UP vs AdU Nov 28. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Saudi Arabia declares online satire a punishable offense

Sep 04, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Those who make and distribute online satire which 'disrupts public order' will be liable for a cybercrime punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of $800,000

Mad Magazine's clout may have faded, but its ethos matters more than ever before

May 19, 2018 - 9:30 AM

As strange as it sounds, I believe the 'usual gang of idiots' that produced Mad was performing a vital public service, teaching adolescents that they shouldn’t believe everything they read in their textbooks or saw on TV

MAD. Mad skewered those who mindlessly supported the people who controlled the levers of power. Image from Jasperdo CC BY-NC-SA

SATIRE VS FAKE NEWS: Can you tell the difference?

May 15, 2018 - 9:24 PM

Just what is satire – and does one escape accountability for spreading false information by using this literary genre as excuse?

Trump on pissing on Pyongyang, evolution and Genesis, and getting advice from Duterte

Jan 07, 2018 - 12:31 PM

[Satire] When you attend a Donald Trump news conference....

[OPINION] Why Duterte can’t get rid of Trillanes

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:22 PM

Walden Bello tries ESP and gets to President Rodrigo Duterte’s unexpurgated ruminations on Senator Sonny Trillanes

Britain attempts to burst the fake news bubble

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Fake news is not a 21st century phenomenon but what is new is its scale

'Ich bin Charlie': Charlie Hebdo hits German newsstands

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:46 AM

The magazine hits German newsstands December 1 – its first foreign language edition an innovation undertaken nearly two years after its staff was almost wiped out in a deadly jihadist attack in Paris

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Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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'Terima kasih untuk udara bersih selama 11 bulan, Indonesia!'

Oct 02, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Sebuah situs satir dari Singapura menyindir kabut asap Indonesia yang mengganggu negaranya selama beberapa bulan ke belakang

THANK YOU INDONESIA. Situs asal Singapura 'berterima kasih' pada Indonesia karena "hanya" memberikan asap selama sebulan. Foto dari situs

Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Feb 11, 2015 - 8:26 AM

UPDATED Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year Comedy Central says in a statement

In this file photo, US political satirist, writer, producer and director Jon Stewart arrives for the premiere of 'Rosewater' at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, in London, Britain, 12 October 2014. Andrew Cowie/EPA

Je suis Charlie, Je suis AUSSI Fatimah

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

The way forward is not to demand that minorities take it on the chin or to bear the hatred of bigots who are always keen to exploit old stereotypes and divisions

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Charlie Hebdo survivors produce defiant edition a week after attack

Jan 14, 2015 - 7:26 AM

Al Azhar Sunni Islam s most prestigious center of learning warns that new cartoons would only serve to stir up hatred

OFF THE PRESS. Copies of the upcoming edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are stacked at a distribution centre in Nantes, France, January 13, 2015. Eddy Lemaistre/EPA

'All is forgiven': Charlie Hebdo reveals cover of next issue

Jan 13, 2015 - 7:11 AM

The cover of Charlie Hebdo s first edition since the January 7 attack shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding up a Je suis Charlie sign under the words: All is forgiven

Charlie Hebdo's next cover. Image courtesy Charlie Hebdo / Liberation

Cartoonists worldwide respond to Charlie Hebdo killings

Jan 08, 2015 - 1:12 PM

JeSuisCharlie cartoons show support for the victims of the terrorist attack

Charlie Hebdo: French satirical newspaper high on jihadist hitlist

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:48 AM

While Charlie Hebdo s uncompromising stance against censorship won many supporters in Europe the January 7 attack demonstrates that its staff may have underestimated the scale of the danger

CONTROVERSIAL PHOTO. Some news organizations decided to blur the magazine cover in this photo. Charlie Hebdo's slain publisher known as Charb, uses his cell phone as he shows a special edition of French satirical magazine on November 2, 2011 in Paris. The cover features a cartoon of a grinning, bearded figure, saying: ‘100 lashes if you don't die of laughter!’ File photo by Alexander Klein/AFP

Netizens debate: Should readers be warned about satirical articles?

Aug 31, 2014 - 8:33 PM

Netizens are split on whether satire should come with warning labels

Should Facebook tag satire articles as 'satire'?

Aug 24, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Where does helpfulness end and spoon feeding begin?

Rare Thai satire takes aim at all political colors

Mar 06, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Get to know Jow Kow Tuen the online satire show poking fun at all sides of the Thai political spectrum that is taking the troubled Southeast Asian country by storm

BRINGING THE (SERIOUS) LAUGHS. Nattapong Tiendee (L) and Winyu Wongsurawat (R) in an episode of the Thai viral hit "Shallow News In Depth." Frame grab courtesy of Shallow News In Depth/SpokeDarkTV

Why can’t many Filipinos tell truth from satire?

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:30 AM

Filipinos inability to grasp satire might be a clue to a bigger problem

STUMPED BY SATIRE. How could so many people take this silly scene for the truth? Image by Mara Mercado/Rappler.

Jinggoy issues statement after 'arrest' in US

Nov 05, 2013 - 1:01 AM

Because readers fall for a satirical piece on Estrada s arrest in the US the senator has to issue a statement denying the incredible piece of news

REGULAR PASSPORT. Sen Jinggoy Estrada says he is traveling to the US on a regular, and not a diplomatic, passport. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: World War P

Jul 05, 2013 - 5:00 AM

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Pugad Baboy creator: Online is the way to go

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:23 AM

Pol Medina Jr s suspension and then resignation from the Inquirer has opened the possibilities of new media for Pugad Baboy one of PH s long running satires

Nancy Binay to take on social media, TV ads

May 21, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Nancy Binay says she will look into possible regulation of social media and political ads in the Senate

'REGULATION NEEDED.' Senator-elect Nancy Binay says there is a need to regulate social media and political ads on TV. She plans to look into these issues in the Senate.

Nancy Binay: Parody on son most hurtful

Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Nancy Binay says the news parodies involving her son are most hurtful