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[Newspoint] Save democracy, save ourselves

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Save the democratic institutions? If there’s anyone who needs saving – and needs saving now – it’s us.

[Newspoint] Save democracy, save ourselves

The decline of critical thinking

Jun 16, 2017 - 6:59 PM

Without us realizing it, this atmosphere that limits critical thinking takes away from us our greatest facility as a people: our intellect

The decline of critical thinking

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

'We are already seeing our institutions being eroded... We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children's children,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

HIGHLIGHTS: Defending Democracy Summit 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Watch the livestream of the Defending Democracy Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Defending Democracy Summit 2017

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:50 PM

But the commemoration of the brutal 1989 crackdown in China's Tiananmen Square is struggling for support among younger generations

Thousands gather at Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

Can state power be trusted again?

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Under the guise of greater connectivity and visibility, information technology actually hides the failure of democracy as people mistake online visibility with engagement

Can state power be trusted again?

Robredo laments attacks vs daughters

May 07, 2017 - 2:40 PM

'Iyong greatest fear ko is pagsisihan ko na kumandidato ako. Pagsisisihan ko lang naman iyon kapag may negative na epekto sa mga anak ko'

Robredo laments attacks vs daughters

LIVE: World Press Freedom Day 2017

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Watch the commemoration of this year's World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, Indonesia

LIVE: World Press Freedom Day 2017

Trump's fondness for strongmen trumps rights concerns

May 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Donald Trump's latest invitations fit a pattern that has outraged human rights defenders and given pause to even some of usually hardheaded realists in the Washington foreign policy set

Trump's fondness for strongmen trumps rights concerns

Southeast Asia's leaders steer away from democracy – activists

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM

'Human rights is in a precipitous downward spiral in every ASEAN country except perhaps Myanmar, and that’s only because military rule in that country was so horrible for so long,' says Phil Robertson of Human Rights Watch

Southeast Asia's leaders steer away from democracy – activists

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The annual World Press Freedom Index warns of the 'highly toxic' media-bashing, saying the situation is at 'a tipping point'

Media 'never under so much threat', says watchdog

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Apr 02, 2017 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) The National League for Democracy fares well in its strongholds around Yangon and in central regions further north, but faces losses in ethnic minority areas

Suu Kyi's party wins string of seats, rejected by Myanmar's minorities

Suu Kyi's new gov't faces first test at Myanmar polls

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:13 AM

(UPDATED) With only 19 seats up for election, the poll is unlikely to alter the balance of power in a government firmly dominated by Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy

Suu Kyi's new gov't faces first test at Myanmar polls

PH hits UK attack as 'assault on democracy'

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Philippines says 'there is no justification for the horror and barbarity' perpetrated by terrorists

PH hits UK attack as 'assault on democracy'

Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

Feb 26, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi says the death of her advisor and prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni is a great loss for the struggle for true democracy

Myanmar's Suu Kyi breaks silence on killing of top lawyer

The fragility of democracy: Why we can’t just ‘move on’ from EDSA 1

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Perhaps it’s best to remember EDSA 1 not as one great wholesale victory for democracy, but rather as a testament to the fragile nature of democracy

The fragility of democracy: Why we can’t just ‘move on’ from EDSA 1

De Lima: 'In face of looming darkness, inflame spirit of EDSA'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:09 AM

'Sa kasalukuyan, pilit na sinusubukan ng ilan na palabnawin ang diwa ng EDSA kasabay ng pagsupil sa ating demokrasya,' says the embattled senator

De Lima: 'In face of looming darkness, inflame spirit of EDSA'

Robredo to Duterte: 'Mr President, we call you to task'

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:07 PM

'Be the leader you promised to be, and stop the lies that are distorting the truth in our society today,' says the Vice President in her strongest speech yet on the current state of affairs

Robredo to Duterte: 'Mr President, we call you to task'

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Feb 17, 2017 - 2:00 PM

'The multiplicity of the injuries and the damage to Hong Kong's reputation... make this a very serious case,' says judge David Dufton, noting the incident had made international headlines

Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

'Unfair' Hong Kong election sparks fresh democracy calls

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:32 PM

It is the first leadership vote since mass pro-democracy protests in 2014 failed to win political reform and comes as fears grow that China is tightening its grip on semi-autonomous Hong Kong

'Unfair' Hong Kong election sparks fresh democracy calls

Myanmar Muslim lawyer killed for party links – NLD

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) Ko Ni, a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party, is gunned down as he got into a taxi outside Yangon's airport

Myanmar Muslim lawyer killed for party links – NLD

Rappler Talk: Parag Khanna on the future of democracy

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:25 PM

How can democracy thrive in the era of post-truth? Geopolitical analyst and author Parag Khanna explains.

Rappler Talk: Parag Khanna on the future of democracy

#AnimatED: Democracy watch in 2017

Jan 02, 2017 - 10:14 AM

President Duterte will appoint 25 men and women to propose changes in the Constitution. The times call for vigilance.

#AnimatED: Democracy watch in 2017

Rodrigo Duterte: A fascist original

Jan 02, 2017 - 9:41 AM

'Like the anti-Marcos resistance 4 decades back, the only certainty members of the anti-fascist front can count on is that they’re doing the right thing. And that, for some, is a certainty worth dying for'

Rodrigo Duterte: A fascist original

The year of getting things right

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:46 PM

2016 was the year of saying what we don’t like about each other. 2017 must be the year of debating our vision for the future.

The year of getting things right

How the unfulfilled EDSA revolt led to Duterte

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:27 PM

'The failure to deliver on the promises of the People Power Revolution made the rise of Duterte politically possible'

How the unfulfilled EDSA revolt led to Duterte

Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:18 PM

A democratic agenda has to be put in place to prevent the return of authoritarianism. This agenda will define the moves to enable the pro-democracy forces to defeat authoritarianism.

Time for pro-democracy forces' agenda

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Her biggest challenge lies in leading the entire pro-democracy movement to reclaim the nation’s democratic ideals that are being eroded slowly by the administration’s authoritarian tendencies

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Oplan Cyber Tokhang's 'hacking' device: Psychological warfare

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:00 AM

(UPDATED) Duterte Cyber Warriors ride on the news of the recent Facebook lockouts to 'intrigue' people and create more buzz

Oplan Cyber Tokhang's 'hacking' device: Psychological warfare

Hong Kong launches legal bid against 4 pro-democracy lawmakers

Dec 02, 2016 - 8:52 PM

It comes as concerns grow that Beijing is stepping up interference in the semi-autonomous city's politics after two lawmakers advocating a complete split from China were banned from taking up their seats in parliament

Hong Kong launches legal bid against 4 pro-democracy lawmakers

Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

Nov 17, 2016 - 10:20 PM

US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, seen by some as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump

Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:08 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after 11 years at the helm, now looks increasingly like the only bulwark of stability and liberal freedom among Western allies

Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

Marcos burial, democracy and authoritarianism

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:08 PM

This realignment of political forces would likely define the course of political developments in the coming months, as the perceived autocratic forces pursue an authoritarian agenda

Marcos burial, democracy and authoritarianism

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of 'Trump effect'

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:03 AM

In the name of a peaceful transition, the American president must now do his best to reassure his European counterparts about the future of American democracy under a President Trump

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of 'Trump effect'

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Nov 13, 2016 - 10:25 PM

'The cancer cells are those who are promoting Hong Kong independence... we will fight them to the end,' lawmaker Michael Tien tells the cheering crowd

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police use pepper spray at anti-China protest

Nov 06, 2016 - 11:35 PM

'Hong Kong has its own legal system, it should not be controlled by Chinese authorities,' argues a protester

Hong Kong police use pepper spray at anti-China protest

Clinton warns Trump is 'threatening' US democracy

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:21 AM

(UPDATED) 'We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart,' says Hillary Clinton in an Ohio campaign rally

Clinton warns Trump is 'threatening' US democracy

De Lima to public: 'Fight greatest fight since EDSA People Power'

Oct 14, 2016 - 7:44 AM

'My battles are my own,' says the senator. 'The battlefield is actually the Filipino people’s minds. Social media has been weaponized.'

De Lima to public: 'Fight greatest fight since EDSA People Power'

Rebel Hong Kong lawmakers challenge China in parliament

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Hong Kong rebel lawmakers shouted, banged drums and railed against 'tyranny' when they took their oaths of office in the city's parliament

Rebel Hong Kong lawmakers challenge China in parliament

De Lima: 'Lone' voice amplified by churches, schools

Oct 10, 2016 - 8:08 PM

The support that she cannot muster in the Senate and in political institutions, Senator Leila de Lima finds in forums on human rights and democracy organized by churches and schools

De Lima: 'Lone' voice amplified by churches, schools

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Oct 08, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Its algorithms decide what you see. And they don't distinguish fact from fiction.

How Facebook algorithms impact democracy

Two charged for insulting Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Oct 07, 2016 - 8:20 PM

The latest case sees two men charged for allegedly going on an obscenity-laced rant against the Nobel Laureate after a heavy evening drinking session in a village not far from the capital Naypyidaw

Two charged for insulting Myanmar's Suu Kyi

De Lima on Duterte: I will 'resist' until 'last pulse in my veins'

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is something I will fight for, even die for, to prove that I am innocent,' says Senator Leila de Lima

De Lima on Duterte: I will 'resist' until 'last pulse in my veins'

Nograles 'supporters' killed by Davao Death Squad in 2010?

Sep 30, 2016 - 5:02 PM

Four bodies are discovered in separate areas near and within Davao City at the height of the 2010 elections

Nograles 'supporters' killed by Davao Death Squad in 2010?

#AnimatED: Never forget martial law

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Building our young nation also rests on the solid foundations of our memory

#AnimatED: Never forget martial law

'Murder is murder'

Sep 06, 2016 - 8:14 PM

We need to publicly speak against government action founded on false ideas. We are complicit when we are not critical.

'Murder is murder'

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Beijing: 'We firmly oppose any activity relating to Hong Kong independence in any form, inside or outside the Legislative Council'

China warns new Hong Kong lawmakers not to back independence

Young anti-China activists victorious in Hong Kong vote

Sep 05, 2016 - 9:20 AM

(UPDATED) 4 of the new breed of candidates calling for more autonomy from China were confirmed to have won seats, with a fifth also on course for victory

Young anti-China activists victorious in Hong Kong vote

Young activists take on China in key Hong Kong election

Sep 04, 2016 - 8:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) While victory for the activists would be a major coup, many still feel they are chasing an impossible cause

Young activists take on China in key Hong Kong election

#AnimatED: War has come to our conversations

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Whatever happened to healthy exchange of views?

#AnimatED: War has come to our conversations