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About Rappler+

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What is Rappler+?


Rappler+ is the membership program of Rappler.

Here you’ll get full access to our content, invitations to members-only events, and gain an insider experience of our newsroom.

Beyond this, a Rappler+ member is also a stakeholder in our journalism and innovation. The Rappler+ community not only values facts, democracy, and human rights, it also talks about them in a way that enhances discourse and triggers meaningful actions.

Why was Rappler+ set up?

We chose to do a membership program instead of just a subscription paywall because building community is a core pillar of the organization. Rappler began with the idea that journalism powered by technology enables communities of action. We didn’t want anonymous subscribers on the other side of the screen. We want – and need – conversations with you as we tell the story of the nation and engage communities that are building a better world.

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Aside from helping an independent newsroom and a journalist-led company, you also get access to exclusive content, members-only events and better browsing experience on the website. A lot of members find it very useful to be part of a global network of like-minded people that they can have meaningful discussions with. Our members include artists, lawyers, human rights activists, environmentalists, development workers, bankers, retired professionals, entrepreneurs, managers from countries like the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, to name a few.

What kind of exclusive content do I get as a member?


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from Rappler’s editor-at-large and book author Marites Vitug, about rule of law issues and Southeast Asia

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from Rappler editors and section heads, about the editorial processes and decisions that happen behind the scenes in our newsroom

E-books by Rappler Inc. available upon request:

The Aquino Years

a collection of previously published stories on the Aquino administration written by Rappler reporters, contributors, and editors.

Perfect Storm: Haiyan and Other Disasters in the Philippines

a compilation of some of Rappler’s stories from the last 6 years – stories of tragedy, resilience, and hope.

E-books by Rappler Inc. available upon request:

the aquino years

The Aquino Years

What was Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III like as a president, leader, and crisis manager? Which policies and decisions succeeded and failed in achieving his vision of “Daang Matuwid”? Rappler presents The Aquino Years, a collection of previously published stories on the Aquino admin written by Rappler reporters, contributors, and editors.

a perfect storm

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm – Haiyan and Other Disasters in the Philippines is a compilation of stories of tragedy, resilience, and hope. With climate change as the new normal, this compilation puts the spotlight on a post-Yolanda Philippines, with hopes that the lessons from 6 years ago will help the country brace for the storms to come.

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You get to chat directly with our reporters and writers in our private Telegram and Facebook groups. On a regular basis, we make it a point to check in with our members through an exclusive editorial huddle with them.

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