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Media groups record 85 attacks on press freedom under Duterte

May 03, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Separately and together, these 85 cases have made the practice of journalism an even more dangerous endeavor under Duterte,' says Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

MEDIA FORUM. PCIJ Director Malou Mangahas at the 'Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check' forum on May 3. 2018, with fellow panelists CMFR Executive Director Melinda Quintos de Jesus, NUJP Director Raymond Villanueva, and PPI Director Ariel Sebellino. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

[OPINION] Speak truth to power, keep power in check

May 03, 2018 - 3:19 PM

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

Media watchdogs slam Malacañang ban on Rappler reporter

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Reporters Without Borders and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility both speak out days after a Rappler reporter was banned from entering the Malacañang complex

Duterte's ace against ABS-CBN, the Philippines' biggest network

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:52 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to block ABS-CBN's franchise is a threat to press freedom, experts tell Rappler

ROCKY RELATIONSHIP. President Rodrigo Duterte shares a light moment with Eugenio Lopez III, chairman and CEO of ABS-CBN, during a courtesy call in Malacañang€™ on October 24, 2016. Malacañang file photo

PH media groups release Facebook fake news blocker

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

FAKEBLOK. The browser plug-in is a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Screenshot from FakeBlok/Chrome Web Store

Rappler's Michael Bueza among JVO Journalism Seminar 2016 panelists

Oct 02, 2016 - 7:59 AM

ABS CBN s Gigi Grande is 2016 s Marshall McLuhan Fellow while TV5 s Ed Lingao receives the Award of Distinction

JVO SEMINAR. Ed Lingao, Michael Bueza, Joel Pablo Salud, Gigi Grande, and Ryan Rosauro comprise the panel of journalists during the 2016 Jaime V. Ongpin Journalism Seminar by the CMFR on September 28, 2016. Also in the photo are Melinda Quintos de Jesus, Tina Monzon-Palma (3rd and 4th from left) and Vergel Santos (extreme right) of the CMFR Board of Trustees and Diana Ongpin (center). Lito Ocampo/CMFR

In a time of trolls, PH journalists urged to ‘come together’

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

How can you be objective in a world where being objective means you are hated for your job? asks Rappler reporter Pia Ranada during the 2030 Social Good Summit

FIGHTING TROLLS. Journalists Pia Ranada (3rd from left) and Vergel Santos (2nd from right) talk about the onslaught of hate messages journalists are receiving from the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bots, paid trolls are 'purveyors of artificial ignorance'

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Internet is not so much as public debate anymore as it is a screaming match says Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network

TECH AND PUBLIC DEBATE PANEL. From left to right: Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Transparency and Accountability NEtwork's Vince Lazatin, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility's Vergel Santos, and Thinking Machines founder Stephanie Sy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Journalists light candles for Maguindanao massacre victims

Nov 23, 2014 - 8:41 PM

At the EDSA Shrine local and foreign journalists call for an end to impunity as they pay tribute to their 32 colleagues who were among those killed in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre

END IMPUNITY. Journalists from all over the world gather at the foot of the EDSA Shrine as they light candles to mark the International Day to End Impunity and the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre on Sunday, November 23. Michael Bueza/Rappler

Mindoro broadcaster killed; 33rd slain under Aquino

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Nilo Baculo Sr is gunned down Monday noon says NUJP He earlier asked the court for protection following threats to his life

Can bets control news using Comelec rule?

Jan 25, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Journalists blast the Comelec s right to reply rule which candidates may abuse; poll body says safeguards are in place

SC Justice Velasco inhibits from Cybercrime law case

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:30 PM

He maintains however that allegations of him being biased are baseless and bereft of truth

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Justice Velasco should inhibit from cybercrime case - media groups

Oct 16, 2012 - 2:54 PM

Media groups say that even if Velasco had withdrawn the cases against Vitug the fact that he filed them indicated that he sees nothing inherently wrong about libel

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'Pro-media' bills in Congress attack press freedom - CMFR

May 04, 2012 - 5:00 PM

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility urges Congress to pass the Malacañang version of the FOI bill and at the same time criticizes several Right of Reply bills in Congress

Publisher shot dead

Jan 06, 2012 - 9:21 AM

He is the 3rd broadcaster killed from the defunct RGMA Super Radyo