Rappler's latest stories on Maria Ressa
When autocrats 'try to silence journalists, they will hear from all of us,' Amal Clooney says as she presents the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalist to Maria Ressa
Rappler argues that BIR's own witnesses admit this is the first time that a holding company that issued PDRs is being categorized as a 'securities dealer'
Lawyer and former Ateneo School of Government Dean Tony La Viña joins Rappler Inc's 2019 Board of Directors
A new world order is emerging where a social media platform like Facebook is king. And who checks Facebook? No one.
Rappler, its CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, and former researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr file a demurrer with Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46
(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
(UPDATED) The Pasig RTC Branch 159 says prosecutors violated Maria Ressa and the other board members' rights to due process
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Rappler has 10 days to file its demurrer to evidence, after which William Keng's lawyers would have 10 days to reply. The case has progressed expediently so far.
‘This is an existential moment in time, where, if we don’t take the right steps forward, democracy as we know it is dead’
'If we don't take the right steps forward, democracy as we know it is dead,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa at the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference
Rappler objects to the demand, saying that the charge sheet does not contain damages being sought
'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
'She has been lauded throughout the world for her journalism and for her part in supporting press freedom and tackling disinformation campaigns,' says the Reuters Institute
Wylie says the Philippines and other countries in the global south were perfect places for Cambridge Analytica to experiment with tactics and technology
The US-based Society of Professional Journalists honors Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and Jamal Khashoggi for their courage and contribution to the profession
The Society of Professional Journalists honors Maria Ressa, Terry Anderson, Nick Ut, and the late Jamal Khashoggi for their 'extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism'
The prosecution presents letters from PDEA clearing Wilfredo Keng of drug records
'Even as we see what's being destroyed around us, remember: we are creating the future now,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa in a speech at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health Commencement Ceremonies
Four reasons why the Global Media Freedom Conference may mark 'the beginning of an era of change' to protect journalists and democracy
A witness testifies to have read the article – a testimony that may seem trivial but is a requisite to proving an element of the crime
'Journalists who expose abuses face arrest while those who commit the abuses do so with impunity,' says international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney
'If we act together we can shine a spotlight on abuses and impose a diplomatic price on those who would harm journalists or lock them up for doing their jobs,' says British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt
'If you value democracy you need to realize it can’t function without journalism. It’s the lifeline of democracy.... We need more courageous investors in the media space,' says Nienke Venema of Stichting Demacratie en Media
As international lawyers, they will look into how best to protect her and Rappler under international laws
The collaboration will see the coming together of two publishers with a shared belief in holding power to account through original, fact based, and investigative storytelling
No settlement is reached between Rappler and complainant Wilfredo Keng
'I Rise' highlights the universal spirit of protests and the humanity behind social justice movements around the world, including the Philippines' defense of press freedom and the cases against Maria Ressa
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, also an awardee at the Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Gala in Toronto, asks journalists to stand beside Ressa ‘every step of the way’
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University honors veteran journalists who 'contributed greater understanding of Asia through outstanding reporting on critical issues affecting the region'
'Please don’t accept the world as you see it today...What you report and how you fight for truth matters.... Dream of a better future. Then go and make it happen,' Rappler's Maria Ressa tells the class of 2019
Ressa was also presented the 2019 Columbia Journalism Award
(UPDATED) 'We're talking about it, we'll take a look at it,' says Ressa's lawyer Ted Te on elevating case to the Supreme Court
'She is that version of us at our best, holding truth to power,' says American actor George Clooney of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'Papatayin nila ang demokrasya kaya anyone who helps in strengthening democracy...sisirain nila kasi media is one of the pillars of democracy,' says Vera Files president Ellen Tordesillas
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Amnesty International Australia sends the petition, with nearly 30,000 signatures, to Philippine Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
On World Press Freedom Day, journalists point out that the government's own media apparatus gets huge funding from China
'All of us here are so proud of your ability to shine a light and we’re all going to do everything we can to make sure it stays allowed for you,' says American actor and businessman George Clooney
'All of us, we must all understand that we must go on the offensive and we must disrupt what’s happening,' says UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard
Rappler's Maria Ressa, recipient of the Tully Award for Free Speech, hopes to 'keep walking until I come out the other side, and hopefully the world is right-side up'
'We believe that the only way to build is with hope, it’s with inspiration, it is with love. We will hold the line powered with the best of human nature,' says Maria Ressa in her toast at the 'Time' 100 Gala
Tordesillas says that 'if this is the kind of intelligence report that the President gets and bases his actions and policies on, the country is in big trouble'
'The way we fight back as journalists is we shine the light. We call attention, we demand our rights,' says Maria Ressa
Distinguished Princeton University alumni have also called on government officials, policy makers, and businesses to ‘press’ the Philippine government to end its harassment of Ressa and the Philippine press
Reporters Without Borders says harassment against Rappler and Maria Ressa is the 'most emblematic case' of the threats against Filipino journalists. Turkey is also listed as among the world's worst countries for press freedom.
Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright writes the tribute for Maria Ressa in this year's list
(3rd UPDATE) Judge Rainelda Estacio-Montesa also defers the arraignment of ex-Rappler researcher writer Reynaldo Santos Jr to May 17. This will allow both journalists to file a motion for reconsideration on the denial of their earlier motion to quash.
(UPDATED) In denying Maria Ressa’s Motion to Quash, the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 effectively upholds the justice department's theory that cyber libel’s prescription period is 12 years, instead of one year