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Mistaken identity? Journalist Margarita Valle 'clear state target,' says family

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:55 PM

'Our mother's ordeal in the hands of CIDG was a clear example of the vicious pattern of state forces of attacks against journalists, dissenters, and human rights defenders,' says the Valle family

'STATE TARGET'. The family of Margarita Fores, shown here detained at Camp Abelon in Pagadian City, says police violated the human rights of the Davao-based journalist. Photo courtesy of the Valle family

Davao Today columnist Margarita Valle arrested at Laguindingan Airport

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Police serve 61-year-old journalist Margarita Valle with warrants for alleged murder, destruction of government property, and arson, which her son says are 'trumped-up charges'

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Nov 30, 2018 - 10:19 PM

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De Lima denounces media ban in court hearings

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:23 AM

'The authorities are getting more and more unreasonable in restricting media access to my court proceedings and any of my public outings, for that matter,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima

HEARING. Under heavy security, opposition Senator Leila de Lima leaves the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 34 courtroom after the prosecution failed to present its witness on October 4. The hearing is reset to November 7. Photo from Senator De Lima's office

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

[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

Roque claims Duterte tirades don't threaten press freedom

Apr 26, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The 2018 World Press Freedom Index, released by Reporters Without Borders, shows the Philippines dropping by 6 spots under President Rodrigo Duterte

PRESS FREEDOM. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque claims that President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against media do not threaten press freedom. Malacañang file photo

WATCH: Rappler, UPLB hold #FactsMatterPH forum in Laguna

Apr 23, 2018 - 8:43 AM

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From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

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

Oldest alliance of college editors to stage nationwide protests February 23

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:56 PM

These protests seek to condemn the recent attacks of President Rodrigo Duterte on press freedom

Campus journalists from CEGP protest to defend press freedom from the oppression of Duterte’s government in front of the Mendiola Peace Arch on January 17, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

FIGHT. Jose Noel Olano, Section Director of Amnesty International Philippines, says freedom of expression now a battlefield in fight for human rights. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

HRW: Barring access to Malacañang can lead to 'broader assault' on media

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:47 PM

'It could portend a broader assault on journalists and news organizations whose critical watchdog role has magnified the government’s poor human rights record' Human Rights Watch Asia Division's Carlos Conde says

Duterte himself banned Rappler reporter from Malacañang coverage

Feb 20, 2018 - 2:22 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte orders the head of Malacañang's Internal House Affairs Office to ensure that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and reporter Pia Ranada cannot enter the Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the during the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) Leaders' Summit at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on February 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler still allowed to cover Malacañang events – Medialdea

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:52 PM

But the Office of the President changes its tune a few hours later

Duterte says he'll file 'plunder' case vs Prietos

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The President resurrects his old accusations against the former owners of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to media: Criticize 'with moderation'

Jan 16, 2018 - 8:35 PM

'Lahat akin 'yan,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte to describe media companies he has not yet publicly attacked

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) 2018 Kick Off: Game On! All in For Nation Building at the Manila Hotel in Manila on January 11, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa accuses media of painting PNP as drug war 'villain'

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:40 PM

'Observe natin dahil 'onting pagkakamali natin, palalakihin 'yan ng media, sigurado 'yan, sigurado,' claims Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

BIASED? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the media has focused too much on civilian victims of the drug war. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[Newspoint] Allocating press freedom

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The more the press becomes intimidated the more Duterte tries to intimidate it It’s simply the nature of the man as certified to clinically and as now revealed spectacularly in his presidency

Despite improvement, PH still one of the most dangerous countries for media

Apr 27, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Reporters Without Borders in its annual World Press Freedom Index warns President Rodrigo Duterte s insults and open threats against media do not bode well

Journalists' groups hit Duterte's justification of media killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED Journalists groups slam President elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying media killings while Reporters Without Borders urge Philippine media to boycott his press conferences

ON MEDIA KILLINGS. The NUJP criticizes president-elect Rodrigo Duterte for justifying the killing of journalists during a press conference in Davao City on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Living with libel suits

Feb 21, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Journalism is not about seeking to be on the good side of the powerful