Rappler's latest stories on Maria Ressa
Ressa’s arraignment is scheduled on April 3
The top 10 list, which will be updated and published monthly, aims ‘to stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth worldwide’
After an urgent motion Thursday afternoon, the court decides to reduce the bond to P100,000 per travel or P300,000 overall
Press freedom is not automatically proved alive by the ability of the press to exercise its democratic right to publish without state interference; true proof lies in what happens to the press after exercising that right.
'Law students and legal professionals alike look forward to how the courts will resolve threshold issues such as the purported retroactive application of the Cybercrime Prevention Act,' says the Philippine Bar Association
(UPDATED) ‘Many of those issues [raised against the Cybercrime Act] are coming back...but this time the difference is there are now persons that are charged,’ says former Supreme Court spokesperson and Rappler counsel Ted Te
Vice President Leni Robredo praises Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for her 'revolutionary' resilience and Bishop Pablo David for his compassion
(UPDATED) Bishop Pablo David does not attend the awarding ceremony after receving a number of death threats in the past week
Te says the Supreme Court finalized the Cybercrime Law only on April 22, 2014, which means that in February 2014 when the article was supposedly republished, there was no applicable law
The cases begin after January 2018, barely 6 months after President Duterte falsely claims in his July 2017 SONA that Rappler is 'fully owned by Americans'
'A brave and free press is an ally in the fight against corruption that we and the government espouse in order to encourage investment badly needed to generate employment and wealth creation that is truly inclusive,” says the MBC
A hundred graduates call on government officials, policy makers, and businesses to 'press' the Philippine government to end its harassment of Maria Ressa and the Philippine press
Here are key facts about the cyber libel case that businessman Wilfredo Keng filed against Rappler
In their own ways, these people are pushing back. They know that dissent is necessary to put in check abusive politicians.
(UPDATED) PCOO officials are traveling to Brussels, Bosnia, and Switzerland to talk about Maria Ressa's arrest, but senators ask why taxpayers' money should be spent on this 'caravan'
Charges that 'appear to be aimed at preventing journalists from undertaking their profession' also deprive the public of their right to information, says Rupert Colville, spokesperson of UN Rights chief Michelle Bachelet
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'Dapat pa rin pong krimen siya para wala pong abuso sa hanay nating mamamahayag,' says senatorial bet and former journalist Jiggy Manicad
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines says the article takedown proves that government's 'twisting the law' has a chilling effect on media
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
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'Alisin natin politika, pino-politicized kasi iyan,' Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says
Show her up to be vulnerable, subdue her, and a chill probably goes around enough to help ease the way for the authoritarian rule he has been itching to impose. Well, knowing Maria Ressa, she’s not one easily subdued.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Rappler's cyber libel case
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‘We will hold government accountable even if it’s bad for business,’ says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
'The British government supports a free media,' says British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce
The Court of Tax Appeals says the motion to quash filed by Rappler Holdings and Ressa is moot as the Department of Justice already denied their appeal
Why the charge against Maria Ressa and former Rappler researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr is unconstitutional
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Calls to defend press freedom echo in different parts of the country, as various groups hold protest actions
President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't know the businessman who filed a case against Maria Ressa, and that her arrest was far from being an attack on press freedom
(UPDATED) The United States, in a rare statement on a domestic controversy, says it hopes the cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa 'will be resolved quickly'
The chief of the NBI cybercrime division denies the incident, but the exchange was caught on video
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Here is a running list of rallies by student organizations and various groups to defend press freedom.
(UPDATED) Here's a timeline of events surrounding Rappler's cyber libel case
After the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Canada stresses that journalists should be 'free from harassment and intimidation'
(UPDATED) The Rappler CEO and executive editor spent the night in NBI custody after a night court judge in Pasay refused to accommodate the posting of bail Wednesday, February 13
(UPDATED) Human rights groups say the arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is consistent with the repeated threats not just against journalists but also legislators, lawyers, and activists, among others
David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says it is 'simply intolerable' that Ressa remains in NBI custody
‘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
(4th UPDATE) Ateneo de Manila University president Father Ramon Jose Villarin, De La Salle Philippines president Brother Armin Luistro, and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan issue statements of support
The arrest triggers an outpouring of comments from netizens lambasting the move as a desperate effort to silence critics and intimidate the press
(4th UPDATE) 'Si Maria Ressa, ipinakita iyong tapang.... Mayroong mga panahon na parang siya na lang iyong boses na naririnig natin dahil lahat natatakot,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
(UPDATED) 'If somehow the government feels that by keeping me the night, they can intimidate me, no, we will hold the line,' says Maria Ressa
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If this is another of several attempts to intimidate us, it will not succeed, as past attempts have shown. Maria Ressa and Rappler will continue to do our jobs as journalists.