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Maria Ressa arraigned for cyber libel; SC may be next option

May 14, 2019 - 10:12 AM

(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

CYBERLIBEL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 for her scheduled arraignment over one count of cyberlibel on May 14, 2019. Photo by Lian Buan

George Clooney praises Maria Ressa: She's the bravest of them all

May 12, 2019 - 2:16 PM

'She is that version of us at our best, holding truth to power,' says American actor George Clooney of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

SUPPORT. Actor and businessman George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney throw their support behind Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Ressa/Rappler

Groups hit 'pattern of attacks' against democratic institutions

May 08, 2019 - 1:43 PM

'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

TRUE MATRIX. Some of the individuals linked to the so-called "Oust-Duterte matrix" gathered at the University of the Philippines Diliman for a forum organized by the Third World Studies Center on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

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May 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

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30,000 int'l petitioners to PH: Drop charges vs Maria Ressa

May 05, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Amnesty International Australia sends the petition, with nearly 30,000 signatures, to Philippine Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SUPPORT. Amnesty International Australia sent a petition to the Department of Justice, asking to drop the charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. The petition is signed by nearly 30,000 others. Photo from Amnesty International Australia

Foreign-funded? Journalists hit back, say gov't gets funds from China

May 03, 2019 - 1:49 PM

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists point out that the government's own media apparatus gets huge funding from China

VETERAN JOURNALISTS. A panel of leading journalists assembles as a panel in the press freedom forum organized by the Freedom for Media Freedom for All network on World Press Freedom Day. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to anti-dummy charge

May 02, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Trial begins on August 22

ANTI-DUMMY. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to one count of anti-dummy before the Pasig RTC Branch 265. Rappler Screenshot

George Clooney throws support behind Maria Ressa

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'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

SUPPORT. Actor and businessman George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney throw their support behind Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Photo by Maria Ressa/Rappler

U.N.'s Callamard: 'We must go on offensive' vs EJKs, attacks on free speech

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'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

UN EXPERTS. United Nations special rapporteurs, such as Agnes Callamard, are tasked to monitor human rights situations around the world. File photo courtesy of Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Maria Ressa accepts Tully Award, says sense of purpose 'sharper'

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:10 PM

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'

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, recipient of the Tully Award for Free Speech, speaks to students at the Newhouse School of Syracuse University. Photo courtesy of Alexandria Bennet/WAER News

What do Maria Ressa, Glenn Close, and Taylor Swift have in common?

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:22 PM

'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

TIME 100. Maria Ressa attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME/AFP

'False, garbage' – Maria Ressa, Ellen Tordesillas, PCIJ on Duterte 'ouster plot'

Apr 22, 2019 - 7:42 PM

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'

Maria Ressa urges journalists: Join battle vs attempts to stifle press freedom

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:19 PM

'The way we fight back as journalists is we shine the light. We call attention, we demand our rights,' says Maria Ressa

PRESS FREEDOM. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa was arrested upon her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on March 29, 2019 for supposedly violating the anti-dummy law. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Princeton salutes Maria Ressa, alumni in ‘Time 100’ most influential list

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:32 AM

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

TIME MAGAZINE 'ICON.' Rappler CEO Maria Ressa answers questions after she plead 'not guilty' to the 4 cases of tax evasion lodged against her and Rappler on April 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Philippines down 1 spot in 2019 World Press Freedom Index

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:00 PM

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.

PRESS FREEDOM. A total of 11 cases have been filed against Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte.

Maria Ressa joins 'Time 100' most influential people of 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:34 PM

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright writes the tribute for Maria Ressa in this year's list

MARIA RESSA. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa speaks to media outside the Pasig Regional Trial Court on March 29, 2019, after posting bail for charges of violation of the anti-dummy law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Manila court defers arraignment of Maria Ressa

Apr 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM

(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.

MARIA RESSA. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa arrives at the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 46 for her arraignment on Tuesday, April 16, 2018. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Court junks Ressa appeal, says cyber libel valid 12 years post-publication

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:19 AM

(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

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends a hearing on the cyberlibel case filed by against her by businessman Wilfredo Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rule of law key to journalists' survival in global 'war for truth'

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The 'war for truth…is a war we cannot lose in democracies' like the Philippines, says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

PROTECT JOURNALISTS. Journalists including Zaffar Abbas (2-L), Maria Ressa, and Yavuz Baydar (R) discuss what it takes to protect journalists in countries where there is a continuing climate of fear and intimidation. Screenshot from the International Journalism Festival's YouTube channel

Maria Ressa wins Tully Award for Free Speech

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:49 AM

The annual award from the Tully Center for Free Speech at the Newhouse School in Syracuse University is given 'to a journalist who has shown courage in facing a free speech threat'

MARIA RESSA. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is interviewed by media at the Rappler headquarters after she posted bail over cyber libel charges on February 14, 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Maria Ressa wins surprise award at inaugural BOLD Awards

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:12 AM

The BOLD Awards aims to shine a spotlight on bold and breakthrough projects in a number of fields, such as crowdsourcing, open innovation, and other technology-related sectors

THE BOLD AWARDS. The MCs along with H-Farm's Maurizio Rossi. Image from https://bold-awards.com

Malacañang slams U.S. senators for 'interfering' with PH sovereignty

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:57 AM

The American senators who called on the Duterte government to drop charges against Senator Leila de Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa should 'mind their own business,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo at the sidelines of the 85th anniversary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at The Forum of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Grounds in Pasay City on December 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

U.S. senators urge Philippines to drop charges vs De Lima, Maria Ressa

Apr 06, 2019 - 6:13 PM

US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'

UNDER SIEGE. Composite file photos of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (left), and Senator Leila de Lima. Photo of Ressa by Leanne Jazul/Rappler; Photo of De Lima by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Student representatives slam ‘weaponization of the law’ to silence critics

Apr 03, 2019 - 5:40 PM

KAISA UP, along with other student representatives, condemn the aggressions done by the government to silence and harass journalists

PROTEST. KAISA UP stages a torch rally in response to the recent arrest and continued harassment of Maria Ressa and to call on President Rodrigo Duterte on his false promises to the people at the Palma Hall on April 2. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Rappler’s Maria Ressa pleads not guilty in 4 tax cases

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to 4 tax-related charges in her arraignment at the Court of Tax Appeals

NOT GUILTY PLEA. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa speak to media outside the Court of Tax Appeals on April 3, 2019. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

Maria Ressa posts P126,000 bail for new case

Apr 01, 2019 - 5:05 PM

This is for a separate case that stems from last year's anti-dummy complaint filed by the National Bureau of Investigation

Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa speaks to media outside the Pasig Regional Trial Court on March 29, 2019, after posting bail for charges of violation of the anti-dummy law. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

U.S. urges Philippines to let Rappler 'operate freely'

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The United States says it is 'concerned' about the arrest of Rappler's Maria Ressa

FREE AGAIN. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa leaves the court room after posting bail for anti-dummy charges. Photo y LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Stand firm, fight for free press:’ UP Diliman community slams arrest of Maria Ressa

Mar 29, 2019 - 8:51 PM

UP journalism professor and 'Bulatlat' associate editor Danilo Arao added alternative and mainstream media should work together to defend press freedom

Students, together with faculty members, of University of the Philippines-Diliman held a protest action on March 29, at the College of Mass Communication, UP Diliman, condemning the arrest of Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Photo by Miguel Garcia

LOOK: How much has Rappler been asked to pay for bail and bonds?

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Does she expect more charges? Maria Ressa says: ’Our government has tremendous resources, so I can’t tell you how many that will be.’

Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Malacañang tells Maria Ressa to stop 'complaining' about arrests

Mar 29, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo insists Rappler CEO Maria Ressa's rights have not been violated, even as journalists and groups decry her arrests as attacks on independent journalism

ARRESTED AGAIN. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is arrested by members of the Pasig City police at the NAIA on March 29, 2019, for anti-dummy act charges. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Maria Ressa released on bail, warns vs impact of arrests on business

Mar 29, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'The fact that they also included upstanding, successful, tech entrepreneurs and businessmen...is a bad signal to send to the rest of the world,' Maria Ressa says of her arrest and that of 5 members of Rappler's 2016 board

Maria Ressa issues a statement to media after her release at the Pasig City Hall of Justice on March 29, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Journalists, groups decry ‘judicial harassment’ after arrest of Maria Ressa

Mar 29, 2019 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Media and various groups describe the string of cases and complaints against Maria Ressa and Rappler as selective justice at work

Amnesty International Philippines calls 'to take action' after Maria Ressa's arrest

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The human rights group says if you 'think the trumped up charges against Maria Ressa is a form of harassment... Write to DOJ to express your concern'

Netizens vow to #HoldTheLine as Maria Ressa arrested again

Mar 29, 2019 - 10:52 AM

On Twitter, hashtags #HoldTheLine and #DefendPressFreedom quickly trend as netizens slam the second arrest of Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

Rappler on latest case: Pattern of harassment has not stopped

Mar 29, 2019 - 9:56 AM

This pattern of harassment, which started in January 2018 when the SEC issued an order revoking Rappler's license, casts a wider net to target other members of the board

Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Maria Ressa arrested at NAIA over Anti-Dummy Law

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Immediately after deplaning, Ressa goes with arresting Pasig police officers to post bail

ARRESTED. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is arrested upon arrival at the NAIA over a charge of violating the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Maria Ressa, Rappler board members charged again over anti-dummy law

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria and 5 other members of the 2016 board post bail ahead of warrants before the Pasig Regional Trial Court

ANTI-DUMMY CHARGE. Rappler managing editor Glenda Gloria posts bail at the Pasig RTC over charges of violation of the anti-dummy law. Rappler photo

Maria Ressa set to be arraigned for 4 cases at tax court

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Ressa’s arraignment is scheduled on April 3

TAX CASES. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is set to be arraigned for 4 counts of tax violations at the Court of Tax Appeals on April 3, 2019. Photo by Rappler

Rappler, Maria Ressa listed among ‘most urgent’ press issues in the world

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:54 PM

The top 10 list, which will be updated and published monthly, aims ‘to stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth worldwide’

MOST URGENT. Maria Ressa and Rappler are among the top 10 most urgent issues in the world according to a list that aims to highlight the plight of journalists facing injustice. Rappler photo

Manila court imposes P500,000 travel bond for Rappler’s Maria Ressa

Mar 14, 2019 - 2:56 PM

After an urgent motion Thursday afternoon, the court decides to reduce the bond to P100,000 per travel or P300,000 overall

LIBEL CHARGE. Rappler CEO and executive editor during her detention the NBI Cybercrime Division office on February 13, 2019, after her arrest for cyber libel charge. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] Where there’s a sitting judge there’s justice

Mar 02, 2019 - 4:38 PM

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.

Rappler case: PH Bar Association concerned law being used to silence gov’t critics

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:31 PM

'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

COURT APPEARANCE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa (with counsel Ted Te) files a motion to quash the cyber libel case filed by the justice department on behalf of businessman Wilfredo Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler case can prompt Supreme Court revisit of cyber libel – Ted Te

Mar 01, 2019 - 12:18 PM

(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

CYBERLIBEL. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa attends a hearing on the cyberlibel case filed against her by businessman William Keng at the Manila Regional Trial Court on March 1, 2019, with her lawyer, former Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo: Maria Ressa, Bishop David prove human rights worth fighting for

Feb 26, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo praises Rappler CEO Maria Ressa for her 'revolutionary' resilience and Bishop Pablo David for his compassion

KA PEPE DIOKNO AWARDS. (From L-R): DLSU president Brother Armin Luistro, ex-president Noynoy Aquino, UP professor Randy David, Vice President Leni Robredo, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, DLSU Chancellor Brother Bernie Oca, and DLSU College of Law founding dean Chel Diokno. Photo from OVP

Maria Ressa, Bishop David receive Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Awards

Feb 26, 2019 - 2:20 PM

(UPDATED) Bishop Pablo David does not attend the awarding ceremony after receving a number of death threats in the past week

FREEDOM FIGHTER. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa delivers her speech during the Ka Pepe Diokno Human Rights Awards. Screenshot by Rappler

Dismiss cyber libel case vs Maria Ressa, Rappler – Te, FLAG

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:17 PM

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

CYBER LIBEL. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa speaks to the media. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LIST: Cases vs Maria Ressa, Rappler directors, staff since 2018

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:18 PM

(2nd UPDATE) It's a total of 11 complaints and cases as of March 2019

CASES. Rappler, Maria Ressa and other reporters face a total of 10 cases in both the courts, prosecutors and the BIR. Photos by Charles Salazar and Martin San Diego/ Rappler

[OPINION] Valentine's gift from Willy Keng

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:15 AM

There's a new twist to the Keng story

Makati Business Club expresses concern over Maria Ressa’s arrest

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:29 AM

'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

Princeton alumni, students call for end to 'intimidation campaign' vs Maria Ressa

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:30 PM

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

STOP HARRASMENT. Princeton graduates call for an end to the 'clear intimidation campaign' the Philippine government has mounted against fellow alumni Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler