Rappler's latest stories on Media watchdog yearend stories 2018
Attacks against democratic values and unforeseen events situate the Philippines in much lower rankings than the previous year in several areas
Cases of intimidation and violence against journalists continue to spread with the 'climate of hatred' that has persisted against journalism globally
'In this age of misinformation, it's from Maria Ressa and TIME's Persons of the Year that we find the courage, the strength, and the inspiration to continue fighting for truth,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno
The Rappler CEO and Executive Editor pays P204,000 at the tax court over 4 counts of tax cases
Social media has its pros and cons – providing a platform for the marginalized, yet paving the way for others to abuse its vast space and wide reach
Rappler is doing its job – and that’s why it has become a favorite target of the Duterte government
Dated November 28, 2018, the warrant is signed by Judge Danilo Buemio and transmitted to the station commander of the Pasig City Police Station
"Maria and her team are a shining example of principled resistance to the erosion of democratic norms."
'We need to continue reporting without fear or favor,' Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa says after accepting the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award in New York City
Many of the pages in these networks have shared false or misleading articles
According to media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, at least 75 journalists have been killed in the past 10 months in countries all over the world
Martires hits the media: ’There is always a limit to that right to information, hindi porke nasa media tayo lahat na lang binubusisi natin o inuusisa natin’
(UPDATED) As the President enters his second year, we look back at the attacks that journalists have had to endure
The government cannot just trample on press freedom and get away with it
'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
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
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.
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
Kung paanong magkaiba ang katotohanan at kasinungalingan, ganoon ding magkasalungat ang demokrasya at diktadura
'The dynamism of the media [in the Philippines] has also been checked by the emergence of a leader who wants to show he is all powerful,' says media watchdog Reporters Without Borders
In this video, the fourth in a series of conversations about press freedom, broadcast journalist Ed Lingao speaks of patriotism, confronting online trolls, and a journalist's duty to combat fake news
In this video, the third in a series of conversations about press freedom, Ranada talks about the ban against coverage, the string of threats, and the lonely business of reporting on the President
Award-winning photojournalist Ezra Acayan, who has been covering the drug war since 2016, speaks to Rappler's Patricia Evangelista in this video about biases, freedom, and why he continues to follow the dead
In this short video, journalists Ezra Acayan, Ed Lingao, JC Gotinga, Pia Ranada, Jason Gutierrez and Inday-Espina Varona speak of the attack against the free press, and what will stop them from reporting
The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord
Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order
(UPDATED) A Russian-linked Twitter account used to interfere in polls in Spain is now tweeting exclusively about the Philippines – one of several disturbing developments that may suggest Kremlin propaganda in the country
This truly reflects the sad state of journalism in the Philippines. It shows the swath of reality that independent journalism has not yet taken root in our society.
(4th UPDATE) The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'
(10th UPDATE) Here's a timeline of events surrounding the SEC registration case of Rappler
This means any previous libel case 'can be reopened' if the story concerned remains online, warns Rappler CEO Maria Ressa
‘If Rappler can make out a case that this is actually malicious, the court cannot ignore that the government might be in violation of the constitutional guarantee to press freedom,’ says IBP national president Abdiel Dan Fajardo
Press freedom is a continuous battle in the Philippines. The recent move of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the worst against the media since Martial Law.