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'Maria Ressa is a Filipino journalist who stands at 5’2” but stands taller than so many of us in her courage and personal sacrifice for the cause of telling the truth,' says Amal Clooney in her speech
The Mindanao Independent Press Council calls for a dialogue between journalists and security forces 'to tackle the problem of red-tagging...as a matter that hinges on human rights'
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines laments 'the apparent lack of interest of local government and security units to protect those so threatened'
Former University of the Philippines' College of Mass Communication dean Luis Teodoro says the state of the press in the Philippines 'has never been ideal'
It's not enough to just defend media freedom, we must proactively support it. And that requires serious investment – in will, advocacy, and real money.
'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney
This conference brings together countries and organizations taking action to defend media freedom
As international lawyers, they will look into how best to protect her and Rappler under international laws
Romania prosecutors claim the two men used a young police officer as an intermediary to send several messages to journalist Emilia Sercan warning that her life was at risk if she didn't stop her investigative work
Reporters Without Borders says the killing of Francisco Romero officially made Mexico the deadliest country in the world for journalists so far this year, surpassing even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria
'The way we fight back as journalists is we shine the light. We call attention, we demand our rights,' says Maria Ressa
Freedom of the press 'is a fundamental part of any democracy,' says Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson
Police says Leonardo Gabriel Hernandez, a TV reporter, was shot and wounded in the street and taken to a clinic, where he died
The award-winning photographer, Shahidul Alam, is facing charges of making 'false' and 'provocative' statements in a televised interview, offenses carrying a maximum 14 years in jail
Thirty-six nations condemn Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a rare censure of the oil-rich kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council
Security agents detains Sudan-based editor Osman Mirghani after his comments on President Omar al-Bashir's decision to impose a state of emergency and dissolve the government
Media observers criticize the move, saying that Philippine Star 'had the choice' to stand its ground in defense of press freedom or retreat under fire
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions
Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.
‘This is a legal point that perhaps I think is something that we can bring up all the way to the Supreme Court,’ says leading cyber lawyer and Rappler counsel JJ DIsini
The theme of this year's UP Fair is 'Rak N’ Rally', with Ressa originally scheduled to talk about press freedom
A Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans attacks a British Broadcasting Corporation cameraman during the US president's rally in El Paso
Reports say Ghanaian investigative journalist Ahmed Divela was shot thrice – twice on the chest and another on the neck – before he died on the spot
Fox Haber's TV anchor Faith Portakal faces an investigation over his tweet asking Turks to have a 'peaceful protest against rising natural gas fees'
Journalist unions condemn the arrest of Kishorechandra Wangkhem and demand his release
Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipients of fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom worldwide
Messages of solidarity pour in from around the world on the first anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of Rohingya Muslims
The Committee to Protect Journalists is awarded the 2018 Chatham House Prize in recognition of its efforts to defend the right of journalists to work without fear
(UPDATED) CNN says it is dropping its lawsuit on reporter Jim Acosta's access, a case that has raised concerns over constitutional rights for the press
A federal judge issues a temporary restraining order that requires the White House to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's access based on 'due process'
Bangladesh court grants bail to award-winning photographer-activist Shahidul Alam after spending more than 100 days behind bars
(3rd UPDATE) The news network says the 'wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta's First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process.'
(UPDATED) Media groups and press freedom advocates express support for Maria Ressa and Rappler as the company faces yet another legal battle
Check out the pledges of Northern Mindanao students after #MoveCDO
Attendees of the #MoveCebu: Social good in the digital age workshop pledge to hold the line
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
(5th UPDATE) CA denies Rappler's petition for review, but reminds the SEC that in the past it had 'pursued a policy that the revocation of the certificate of registration should be the last resort'
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
GMA 7's veteran broadcast journalists talk about journalism, the changing media landscape, and the challenges
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
This year's celebration of the global event comes amid continuing attacks against the Philippine press, says Human Rights Watch
In this video for World Press Freedom Day 2018, campus journalists from different universities in Metro Manila share with Rappler their thoughts on the importance of campus journalism and press freedom
Philippine media groups ABS-CBN News, the CMFR, the NUJP, the PCIJ, Rappler, and the SunStar group launch an animated video that encourages people to read more, listen more, and consume news from diverse sources.
This worldwide campaign aims to bring together media groups from different countries and regions to support free and independent media
In this video, the last in a series of conversations about press freedom, journalists Ed Lingao, Jason Gutierrez, Inday Espina-Varona, Ezra Acayan, and JC Gotinga speak about facing threats against the press, and why it's important to keep reporting
As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom
Rappler joins in the celebration of the 2018 World Press Freedom Day happening on May 2-3, 2018 with the theme, ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’
Threats to a free press have returned in different forms. There is no other way ahead but to stay the course.